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Upcoming Spring 2016 Films

There are no more films for this semester. Please check back later for fall 2016 programs or check below for past films.

Past Films

buddha mountain film

Buddha Mountain
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 5:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

(2010 | 105 minutes | Drama | Mandarin with English subtitles | Directed by Li Yu)

Introduction and Q&A by Prof. E.K. Tan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Department of Cultural Analysis & Theory

Buddha Mountain begins with the story of three young people from Sichuan who share a house: Nanfeng who runs away from her broken family, Ding Bo who does not get along with his father, and Feizao who comes from a wealthy but uncaring family. The trio spend most of their time together, sharing lives with no clear direction. With the renovation of the house they are renting, they are forced to move to a new place. Their new landlady, Yueqin is a Peking Opera performer with a bitter outlook on life. Living under the same roof, conflicts repeatedly arise between Yueqin and the three young tenants. However, as time goes by, these four lonely and lost souls begin to find comfort and warmth among each other, despite their unhappy past.

Presented in partnership with the Confucius Institute at Stony Brook University

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a simple life film

A Simple Life
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 5:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

(2011 | 119 minutes | Drama | Mandarin with English subtitles |Directed by Ann Hui)

Introduction and Q&A by Prof. E.K. Tan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Department of Cultural Analysis & Theory

From the acclaimed Hong Kong director Ann Hui, A Simple Life is based on producer Roger Lee’s relationship with the family maid who raised him as a child. Sixty years after working for the Liang household, Ah Tao is left serving the young master, Roger, as other family members pass away or migrate to other countries. Though Ah Tao and Roger live amicably and interdependently for a decade, their daily interaction is minimal. When Ah Tao suffers from a stroke and requests to be moved to a retirement home, Roger begins to realize the importance of Ah Tao to him.

This film leads us on a journey as the young master establishes a touching kinship with Ah Tao more than six decades after knowing one another.

Presented in partnership with the Confucius Institute at Stony Brook University

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