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Jiang Wen: Let the Movies Fly  (Event 2 of 2)

The Sun Also Rises  (2007)

The Sun Also Rises (China, 2007)
November 3, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Jiang Wen (via Skype).

The Sun Also Rises (Taiyang zhaochang shengqi) (China, 2007)

Directed by Jiang Wen.

Director Jiang Wen’s third feature marks a bold visual and narrative turn with its fanciful illumination of fate through four interconnected vignettes, set in various seasons and regions.  A mother climbs the tallest tree in her southern village to call out to her missing husband; a teacher at an eastern school becomes the object of a neighbor’s amorous desires; a trumpet-playing hunter is betrayed by his wife; two decades earlier, they all meet on the sands of the western desert.

Producer: Jiang Wen.  Screenwriter: Shu Ping, Jiang Wen, Guo Shixing.  Cinematographer: Lee Ping-bin, Yang Tao, Zhao Fei.  Editor: Xu Jianshu, Zhang Yifan.  Cast: Jaycee Chen, Zhou Yun, Jiang Wen, Joan Chen, Anthony Wong.

35mm, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 116 min.