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Speaker: Ann Hu
Date: Saturday,  1:30 pm, September 22, 2007

 

Beauty Remains

--Meeting the Director

On the U.S. premiere of Beauty Remains directed by Ann Hu, the Learned (Renwen) Society at China Institute invites the director to meet with the audience in a  reception to talk about the making of the movie and conduct a Q & A session at 1:30 pm on Saturday, September 22 in the ImaginAsia Theater, located at 239 East 59th Street and Second Avenue) in Manhattan. In order to provide a basis for discussion, those who attend the reception are encouraged to see the 12 pm showing of the movie at the theater. As the event is close to the Moon Festival, moon cakes and drinks will be served at the reception. There is no charge for attending the reception, but the audience need to purchase the tickets from the theater to see the movie. Please visit http://www.theimaginasian.com for information about ticket purchase.

"Beauty Remains" is the story of two sisters--Fei and Ying--bound together by the will of their late father, and their shared love for a charismatic ex-boxer, Huang. They are two women whose paths have been dictated by the often cruel decrees of the men in their lives--two women who must somehow transcend that influence...or lose everything.

For details about the movie, including its synopsis, cast, director, trailer, etc, please visit http://www.emergingpictures.com/beauty_remains.htm (English) or http://yule.sohu.com/7/0104/89/column217988942.shtml (Chinese). See Ann Hu's photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/renwensociety/sets/72157594539933725/.

華美人文學會招待會﹕與著名電影導演胡安見面

由著名導演胡安執導的影片《美人依舊》本周將在美國首映。華美人文學會將在九月二十二日(星期六)下午一時半在放映《美人依舊》的影院ImaginAsia Theater舉辦招待會﹐邀請胡安導演與觀眾見面﹐介紹她製作這部電影的經過並回答觀眾的問題。人文學會將備月餅﹑點心和飲料﹐以饗到會的觀眾。ImaginAsia Theater的地址是曼哈頓東59街 239 號(二大道)。當日的首場放映時間是中午12點。招待會在首場放映結束後進行。招待會免費﹐觀看電影需向ImaginAsia Theater購票。ImaginAsia Theater的網址是http://www.theimaginasian.com。關於此次活動的最新情況﹐請訪華美人文學會的網站http://chineselectures.org/092207.html

《美人依舊》說的是發生在1948年上海的一個故事。同父异母的兩姐妹(鄔君梅和周迅飾)因為上一輩無可違拗的宿命,在相离十五年后又不得已重聚,重聚時偏偏又同時愛上一個不屬于他們生活的男人黃先生(王志文飾),演繹出一段愛恨情仇。《美人依舊》是女人的故事。怀舊、風流、冷艷,有花團錦簇,也有刻骨蝕魂。兩個女人之間的較量,既有著千絲万縷的親情也有著難分難舍的愛怜。

在美國闖蕩多年且頗有成就的華裔女導演胡安,當年憑借一部《西洋鏡》成功打入國內市場并為國人家喻戶曉。她是一位非常個性化的導演,中西合璧的教育背景使得她的導演風格兼具了西方文化中的熱烈奔放和東方神韻中的溫婉柔媚。自《西洋鏡》后胡安一直在尋找中意的題材,女性話題是她關注的焦點,尤其是對張愛玲的作品更是情有獨鐘。胡安導演也曾一度籌拍過張愛玲的《第一爐香》和《色戒》,對張愛玲精心构筑的女人世界分析得精當而細膩,卻因种种原因未能如愿。在經過了几年的沉淀后,胡安導演仍關注女性世界,她始終想拍一部真正反映女性心路程歷程的影片。《美人依舊》讓她終于如愿。

關於《美人依舊》的進一步詳情﹐請見如下網站http://www.emergingpictures.com/beauty_remains.htm (英語)

http://yule.sohu.com/7/0104/89/column217988942.shtml (中文)

關於胡安的照片請訪http://www.flickr.com/photos/renwensociety/sets/72157594539933725/

 

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