'All Apologies' (2012)
Sunday, October 14, 2012
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
1st China Onscreen Biennial
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$9 General Admission; $8 Non-UCLA students, seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required); free for UCLA students (current ID required).
North American Premiere!
Directed by Emily Tang.
'All Apologies' is a subtle study of the way two couples are tragically connected through the death of a child: Yonggui, a construction foreman and his wife, Yun Zhen; Yonggui’s former driver Heman who runs a tiny grocery with his wife, Qiaoyu. Convinced that a life is “owed” to him, Yonggui feels entitled to take what he wants. Qiaoyu believes it is her duty to “pay” for her husband’s mistake.
Eschewing melodrama, Emily Tang paints an impressionistic portrait of the changing relationships between men and women in contemporary China, calling forth a wealth of details, gestures, off-screen gazes and small, intimate moments.