Saturday, December 01, 2012
ACF 1742: RED SORGHUM at Asia Society on Sunday, December 2nd
Starring GONG Li
China, 1987, 88 minutes
When: Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm
Where Asia Society
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), NYC
In the countryside of Shandong province in the 1930s, a young peasant girl, Jiu’er (Gong Li), is arranged to marry a leper, a much older man who owns a winery. After her husband's death, Jiu’er takes over the running of the business. Her life is completely changed when a man she had an unusual sexual encounter with re-emerges, followed by the Japanese invasion. Stunningly shot with luscious color and imagery, it was the first Fifth Generation film to enjoy popular success at home and it won the Golden Bear (Best Picture) award at the Berlin International Film Festival. A directorial and acting debut for Zhang Yimou and Gong Li, respectively, the film catapulted both to international stardom and launched a series of collaborations between the two. This film is an adaptation of 2012 Nobel Literature Prize winner Mo Yan's novel of the same name.
Online ticketing for this program is now closed. Tickets are available and can be purchased in person at the door. $7 members; $9 students/seniors; $11 nonmembers.
To learn more about the film and the novel, click here.
This screening of Red Sorghum is part of the film series Goddess: Chinese Women on Screen which runs through December 8, 2012.