<i>Chunmeng (Longing for the Rain)</i>. 2013. China. Directed by Yang Lina
  • Longing for the Rain

    2013. China. Yang Lina. 98 min.

Saturday, June 1, 2013, 4:00 p.m.

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

  • Longing for the Rain

    2013. China. Directed by Yang Lina. With Siyuan Zhao, Jia Fu, Pong paz roj Dej. Over the last 15 years, Yang Lina made her name as one of China’s most notable women documentarians. Her first narrative feature, in which a Beijing housewife is seduced by a mysterious phantom lover who threatens to destroy her comfortable middle-class life, is a daring hybrid of genres, mixing an erotic ghost story with a deeply personal religious quest. Yang’s surreal depiction of female sexuality is made even stranger by moments of social documentary, yielding a highly original vision of subjective desires commingling with China’s contemporary reality. Courtesy of Chinese Shadows. In Mandarin; English subtitles. 98 min.

In the Film exhibition Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions

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