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The Golden Era  (2014)

The Golden Era (China, 2014)
October 22, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Howard Goldblatt (University of Notre Dame; Xiao Hong biographer).

Los Angeles Premiere!

The Golden Era (Huangjin shidai) (China, 2014)

Directed by Ann Hui.

Hong Kong director Ann Hui melds history and intimacy in her latest masterwork, a portrait of the iconoclastic May 4th woman writer Xiao Hong.  Like the republican China that she lived in, Xiao Hong’s life was short and turbulent.  The movie’s title signals the irony of those times—when new literature collided with revolution and a world war.  A biopic that subtly acknowledges the unknowability of its subject, this layered and visually gorgeous film was the closing night pick at Venice Film Festival this year.

Producer: Qin Hong.  Screenwriter: Li Qiang.  Cinematographer: Wang Yu.  Editor: Manda Wai.  Cast: Tang Wei, Feng Shaofeng, Zhu Yawen, Wang Zhiwen, Huang Xuan. DCP, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 178 min.

Please note:
 This screening takes place at the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus.