Everyday Lives: Chinese Films from the 1980s
The Yale University Council on East Asian Studies will present seven films produced in mainland China during the mid- to late-1980s. Turning their cameras away from revolutionary heroes, these directors explore the lives of ordinary people in contemporary China. Yet the films are anything but ordinary. While, on the one hand, they portray the contours of the mundane, they also reveal anxieties about an era of reform, exploring the social and historical complexities behind the everyday.
All films are shown on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St., and are free of charge. All films are 35mm.
In the Wild Mountains, 1985 Director: Yan Xueshu Original Story: Jia Ping’ao
The Black Cannon Incident, 1986 Director: Huang Jianxin
Sacrificed Youth, 1985 Director: Zhang Nuanxin
Story of Women, 1989 Director: Peng Xiaolan
Samsara, 1988 Director: Huang Jianxin Screenplay: Wang Shuo
King of the Children, 1987 Director: Chen Kaige Original Story: Ah Cheng
Trouble Shooters, 1988 Director: Mi Jiashan Screenplay: Wang Shuo, Mi Jiashan
For more information, please call the Council on East Asian Studies at 432-3426.