Event Details

Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:00 PM
Department of Comparative Literature
Event: In Conversation with Director Liu Shu: Screening of Lotus


Message from Department of Comparative Literature Event Poster In Conversation with Director Liu Shu: Screening of Lotus Date: 9 December, 2016 (Friday) Time: 6:00pm Venue: Rm. 3.04, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU Speaker: Liushu (Director of Lotus) Moderator: Gina Marchetti (Professor, Department of Comparative Literature) Language: English and Mandarin Translator: Ms. Lin Yiping Liushu (Director of Lotus) will appear in person for post-screening discussion. Lotus China/2012/90 min. / Chinese with English subtitles For registration: https://goo.gl/forms/qit6RDGZ9gq7s4Oa2 About Lotus Lotus is a high-school Chinese language teacher in a rural town in northern China. Her free spirit and unique way of teaching are frowned upon by many people, but she’s popular with the students. She is in love with a married man, and one of her students is secretly in love with her. Her parents want her to marry a young policeman. The suffocating atmosphere in her hometown prompts her to go to Beijing and look for new opportunities. Director's biography Liu Shu graduated from the University of Shandong. After taking up a position as a television journalist she began working in film. Currently employed by an NGO, she presents independent and experimental films to a network of university and artistic cinema. Lotus the first film that she wrote, produced and directed herself, premiered at the Critic's Week in Venice in 2012. All are welcome. Co-organized by: 1905 Film Festival Hong Kong Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures (CSGC) Department of Comparative Literature Master of Arts in Literary and Cultural Studies (MALCS) Women’s Studies Research Centre Contact: manmanw@hku.hk

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