1992. China/Hong Kong. Zhang Yuan. 95 min.
Saturday, November 12, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1992. China/Hong Kong. Directed by Zhang Yuan. With Cui Jian, Li Wei, Bian Jing, Wu Lala. Beijing Bastards, regarded as China’s first independent film, has been officially banned, widely boycotted, and constantly hunted down. Zhang Yuan, a leading figure of China’s so-called Sixth Generation Filmmakers, bravely took on the taboo subject of Beijing’s disaffected youth, brilliantly combining reality and fantasy in the tale of a rock idol who attempts to organize a concert and is prevented from doing so, and a young woman whose failed suicide attempt brings her into contact with different cultures within and on the edges of the city and society. Courtesy Fortissimo Films. In Mandarin; English subtitles. 95 min.