With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Monday, April 30, 2012

ACF 1449: JOU DU playing at the Walter Reade Theater tomorrow

Ju Dou
Directed by Zhang Yimou 
China/Japan, 1990, 95 minutes
In Chinese with English subtitles
When: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 6:15 PM
Where: The Film Society of Lincoln Center
Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street, NYC
Info and tickets available here
Enjoy $25 Dinner & a Movie!

The Film Society of Lincoln Center continues its celebration of 50 Years of the New York Film Festival with tomorrow night's screening of Ju Dou, directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Gong Li:

Master filmmaker Zhang Yimou (RAISE THE RED LANTERN, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) made the second of six NYFF appearances with this visually stunning, sexually charged melodrama set in a dye factory in rural China at the turn of the 20th century. When the sadistic factory owner takes a third wife (having murdered the first two), his nephew finds himself falling for the woman, named Ju Dou (played by the ravishing Gong Li, in one of her first major roles).

They soon embark on an affair and conceive a child, which the owner believes to be his. But as the years pass, the truth gradually bubbles to the surface, and a series of lurid twists and turns set the characters on a tragic collision course with the fates. Shot in eye-popping color by Oscar-nominated cinematographer Changwei Gu (FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE), JU DOU was banned by Chinese authorities, but nevertheless went on to become the country’s first-ever Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.

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