<em>Xizhao (Shower)</em>. 1999. China. Directed by Zhang Yang. Image courtesy of Fortissimo Films
  • Shower

    1999. China. Zhang Yang. 92 min.

Friday, November 18, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Shower

    1999. China. Directed by Zhang Yang. With Zhu Xu, Pu Cun Xin, Jiang Wu. Evoking the sharp contrasts of China’s rapid transition from traditional living to ultra-modernization, Shower opens with a wondrous fantasy of a high-tech automated shower, which then slams into a vision of a traditional bathhouse—a couple thousand years old and a culture unto itself. Mistakenly believing that his father has passed away, a man returns to Beijing from the Shenzhen region, where he had been looking to be part of China’s economic boom. His father, meanwhile, has remained behind to raise a develop-mentally challenged son and manage a run-down bathhouse in dire need of upkeep. Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. In Mandarin; English subtitles. 92 min.

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