NYU CSSA and NYU China House present the second “China on Big Screen” event! This Thursday, we will screen Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kai-wai (known for In The Mood For Love)’s newest work “The Grandmasters.” After the screening, there will be a brief talk about the film by acclaimed Chinese film critic, professor Dai Jinhua.
Note: The movie and the lecture followed will be in Chinese (Mandarin.)
Time & Location: Thursday, April 18th, 5-9pm, at 8 Washington Mews (on the European-style street across from Weinstein hall)
Due to limited space, attendees must RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Bxjb4GSz460kw3FSLTI0rebXNlBWFUvRydf9jVEcRMk/viewform
The event is sponsored by NYU China House.
The event will be conducted in Chinese.
The movie: The Grandmaster is a Hong Kong-Chinese action drama film based on the life story of a Chinese martial art grandmaster Ip Man (the man who trained Bruce Lee.) The film is directed and written by Wong Kar-wai and stars Tony Leung as Ip Man. It was the opening film at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2013.
The speaker: Dai Jinhua is the Director of the Center for Film Studies and Cultural Studies at Beijing University, a prominent feminist, and a “New Left” cultural critic in China. Her work as a film scholar and media critic questions the social legitimacy of consumer culture in China, while problematizing the elitist lineage of Western Marxism and reflecting on Chinese modes of intellectual endeavor during the last three decades. She is the author of more than ten scholarly monographs. Her works have been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean.