Film Series: City of Life and Death

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.

Date: Tonight
Time: 8pm
Place: Center for Film Studies
Cost: Free

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