An Elephant Sitting Still (2018) | Hu Bo
An Elephant Sitting Still
(Hu Bo, 2018, 230 min, China, Mandarin w/ English subtitles, Color, DCP)
Sure to be remembered as a landmark in Chinese cinema, the late Hu Bo’s first and final feature film combines long-take heroics with a deeply felt series of interwoven stories concerning characters young and old, joined by a shared longing to escape their suffocating lives.
-- Introduced by Prof. Eileen Cheng-yin Chow (Asian & Middle Eastern Studies)
“One of the greatest recent films…A masterwork.” –Richard Brody, The New Yorker
Sponsored by the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), and the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES).
Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public.
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