Lunar New Year 2019: Asia & comedy

Lunar New Year 2019: Asia & comedy

13 Wednesday
Wed, 13/02/2019
Horaire

5pm - 10pm

Registration

Entrance is free, but inscription is required

As each year, ENS de Lyon and the Institute of East Asian Studies (IAO in French) will celebrate the new lunar year 農曆新年, which falls in 2019 under the sign of the Pig.

As each year, ENS de Lyon and the Institute of East Asian Studies (IAO in French) will celebrate the new lunar year 農曆新年, which falls in 2019 under the sign of the Pig.

Film program - Asia & comedy:

5:00 pm - talks and short film presentation
with Wafa Ghermani (Cinémathèque Française) and Claire Vidal (Anthropologist, Université Lumière Lyon 2).


5:30 pm - #1 Film projection: Durian Durian Liú lián piāo piāo 榴槤飄飄,  Fruit Chan 陳果, Hong Kong, 2000, 116 min

Durian Durian movie posterYan is a prostitute from the mainland in Hong Kong, living near Fan and her family, who is staying in the area illegally. Yan meets Fan in a laneway behind Portland Street and become friends after Yan's pimp is assaulted in front of Fan by an assailant wielding a durian fruit.

Yan services dozens of clients per day and showers compulsively. After her 3-month-stay in Hong Kong, Yan returns to her family and her ex-fiance in Northeast China to invest what she has earned. Yan remains in contact with Fan, receiving a durian from her as a gift.

7:30-8:00 pm: break

8:00 pm - #2 Film projection: The Great Buddha Dà fó pǔ lā sī 大佛普拉斯, Huang Hsin-yao 黃信堯, Taiwan, 2017, 104 min

The great Buddha movie posterThe night security guard at a Buddha statue factory along with his friend, a recyclables collector, become entangled in a web of dark secrets after stumbling upon videos that document the promiscuous meetings of the factory's wealthy owner.


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