Wednesday, April 21, 2010

International Festival Film Series: "Devils On The Doorstep"

"Devils On The Doorstep", an award-winning Chinese film by Jiang Wen
*english subtitles and delicious chinese and japanese food!!

The story of a Chinese villager who is forced by a mysterious figure to take custody of two prisoners from the Japanese Army until the New Year. The village leaders convene to interrogate the prisoners. The townspeople then struggle to accommodate the prisoners. One is a bellicose Japanese nationalist, the other a nervous translator. Will the townspeople manage to keep the prisoners until the New Year?

Discussion led by Professor Jerome Silbergeld

Prof. Jerome Silbergeld is P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Professor in Chinese Art. Professor of Art and Archaeology. He serves as Director, P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art. His research includes traditional and modern Chinese painting, cinema, and gardens.

Part of the Asian Heritage Month speaker event series organized by Asian Heritage Council