2009. China/Hong Kong. Dir: Chuan Lu. With Liu Ye. 132 min.
At times unfathomably violent, at other profoundly human, Chuan’s crossover art film presents a harrowing depiction of the Nanking Massacre with a controversially nuanced portrayal of its Japanese perpetrators. Beautiful cinematic form confronts viewers with their own ignorance, complicity, or indifference to history.
Place: Center for Film Studies