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Nezha  (2014) / Divergence  (2013)

Nezha (2014)
October 25, 2014 - 7:30 pm

North American Premiere!

Nezha (Shaonv Nezha) (China, 2014)

Directed by
Li Xiaofeng.

Director Li Xiaofeng’s first film reworks the myth of Nezha to ponder what it means to be a heroine in a country wavering between tradition and modernity.  Meeting in high school, Xiaolu and Xiaobing discover themselves soul mates; they devour martial arts stories and the books of the Taiwanese female writer San Mao while time takes its toll.  A marriage is dissolved, a mother seeks refuge in Chinese opera, male figures pass by, maybe fragments of a dream; even friendship becomes elusive…

Producer: Shen Yang. Screenwriter: Li Xiaofeng, Wang Mu, Pan Yu.  Cinematographer: Joewi Verhoeven.  Editor: Liu Yueyue.  Cast: Li Jiaqi, Li Haofei, Chen Jin.

HDCam, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 100 min.

Preceded by

International Premiere!

Divergence (China, 2013)

Directed by
Shi Yi, Chen Hailu.

A collaborative work of animation, Divergence transforms the grace and power of Beijing Opera in a beautiful confluence of line, calligraphy and momentum.

Digital video, color, 6 min.