What We’re Watching this Month:
Banned in China in 2000, this award-winning black comedy, tells the story of a Chinese villager who is forced to take custody of two prisoners for the Japanese Army. In Jiang’s own words, the film shows how Chinese literature and film has perpetuated an attitude of blaming the aggressor and casting the Chinese population as passive victims of aggression. Jiang hopes that the film illuminates this common human psychological trait of blaming others for disaster that goes beyond Chineseness.
The film will be in Chinese with English subtitles.
Your Guide: Mao Chu Cheng
Mao Chu Cheng is the Production Manager at Iron Lion Film Company in Beijing. He’s worked in many aspects of film and television over the past 6 years. For a time he lived in Canada before deciding to settle back down in China.
Mao 在北京Iron Lion影视制作公司担任制片人。过去6年中，他一直在做电视以及电影方面的工作。回国前曾居住在加拿大。