Film screening. Part of a mini-series featuring one of China’s most celebrated actresses: Gong Li. Hailed as “the Meryl Streep of China,” Gong Li was first spotted by director Zhang Yimou when she was still a student in Central Academy of Drama in Beijing. She debuted in Zhang’s Red Sorghum in 1987 and gained international acclaim, winning the 1988 Golden Bear. Tonight see A Soul Haunted by Painting. Set in the 1920s, the film tells the story of a young woman who becomes one of the concubines of a wealthy man during the Warlord Era. It is an adaptation by Ni Zhen of the 1990 novel Wives and Concubines by Su Tong. The film is noted for its opulent visuals and sumptuous use of colors, and received international accolades. It was shot in the Qiao Family Compound near the ancient city of Pingyao, in Shanxi Province.

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Date: August 11

Time: 6:00 pm

Cost: Free

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Website:
https://www.chinainstitute.org/event/film-screening-soul-haunted-painting/

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