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China Onscreen Biennial: LACUNA (醉后一夜) North American Premiere

Part of the UCLA Confucius Institute's inaugural China Onscreen Biennial (银幕中国双年展)project, an unprecedented bicoastal collaboration among seven distinguished American educational and cultural organizations to promote US-China dialogue through the art of film. October 13-31, Los Angeles | October 26-11, Washington, DC

Saturday, October 13, 2012
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Billy Wilder Theater, The Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024

LACUNA   2012

Director: Derek Tsang, Jimmy Wan. Producer: Pang Ho-cheung, Subi Liang. Screenwriter: Derek Tsang, Jimmy Wan, Zhang You-you, Kuk Yuk. Cinematographer: Charlie Lam. Production Designer: Jeffrey Kong. Editor: Wenders Li. Composer: Alan Wong, Subyub Lee, Tom Lee. Cast: Zhang Jingchu, Shawn Yue, Chu Yue-sun, Yoga Lin, Lawrence Chou.

One morning a Hong Kong boy and a Mainland girl wake up in each other’s arms in the “Bed and Bath” section of a deserted high-end Beijing department store – without any idea of how they got there. They had drunk a lot the night before and now will spend the rest of the movie desperately trying to figure out what happened – retracing their steps, chasing down where the car was parked and where the bag of money was stowed, forced to bring a very unusual “pet” to the Nativity set of a Chinese film called O MARY JANE, while having flashbacks at inopportune moments. This charmingly madcap rom-com maps a Beijing according to its young and texting generation. – Bérénice Reynaud

HDCAM, color, Putonghua with English subtitles, 96 min.

Preceded by

West Coast Premiere


Director/Screenwriter: Joan Chen. Producer: Alexi Tan. Cinematographer: Florian J.E. Zinke. Production Designer: Pan Lei. Editor: Mary Stephen, Ruby Yang. Sound: Zhao Ying, Yin Jie. Composer: Daniel Belardinelli. Cast: Jiang Yiyan, Teo Yoo, Wang Yong, Arran Hawkins, Zhang Haoxing.

Christmas eve. A woman meets a foreigner. Memories spark of a romance born of another brief encounter – between a recent Shanghai riven by SARS and the city’s forgotten Jewish past. With this internet “micro-movie,” Joan Chen returns to directing for the first time in 12 years, weaving a delicate tale of love, loss and remembrance in her beloved hometown of Shanghai. – Cheng-Sim Lim

HDCAM, color, Putonghua and English with English subtitles, 24 min.

Admission Tickets: 

UCLA Film & Television Archive
Billy Wilder Theater
Courtyard Level, Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard (at the intersection of Wilshire and Westwood Boulevards)
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Tickets: $10 online. $9 general admission, $8 for non-UCLA students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required) if purchased at the box office only. Free admission for UCLA students (current ID required); free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis at the box office until 15 minutes before showtime, or the rush line afterwards. Online tickets available at; click on the individual program.

Parking: Museum parking lot; enter from Westwood Blvd, just north of Wilshire. $3 flat rate after 6:00 pm on Mondays-Fridays and all day on weekends.

Information:, 310.206.8013 

Sponsor(s): Confucius Institute, Center for Chinese Studies

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