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China Onscreen Biennial: Painted Skin:The Resurrection (画皮 II)

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

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
UCLA Film & Television Archive Billy Wilder Theater, The Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Director: Wuershan. Producer: Chen Kuo-fu, Pang Hong, Wang Zhonglei. Screenwriter: Ran Ping, Ran Jia’nan. Cinematographer: Arthur Wong. Production Designer: Hao Yi. Editor: Xiao Yang. Sound: Zhao Nan, Yang Jiang. Composer: Katsunori Ishida. Cast: Zhou Xun, Vicki Zhao, Chen Kun, Mini Yang, William Feng.

PAINTED SKIN smashed box-office records this summer to become the highest-grossing Mainland Chinese film of all time. This visually sumptuous take on one of the Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio by Qing Dynasty writer Pu Songling pairs humans and demons equally obsessed by something they cannot have… or cannot be. After she’s freed by the bird spirit Qu’er from 500 years of imprisonment under a frozen lake, fox spirit Xiaowei still needs to devour men’s hearts. She chances upon Princess Jing, who, disfigured by a bear, hides behind a mask and dares not confront her true love. If the two women exchange identities, however, Jing would be beautiful again, and Xiaowei would finally become a woman. – Bérénice Reynaud

Blu-ray, color, Putonghua with English subtitles, 131 min. 

Los Angeles
UCLA Film & Television Archive |Film at REDCAT Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences | Pomona College

Washington DC
Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution | Confucius Institute at George Mason University | Confucius Institute at the University of Maryland

The 2012 inaugural COB has been made possible with generous support from the following Program Sponsors:
Hanban (Office of Chinese Language Council International)
Stephen Lesser
Chinatown Business Improvement District
Summit Western Limited
UCLA Center for Chinese Studies
UCLA Center for Global Management (CGM)
UCLA Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports (MEMES)
Lois Lambert of Lois Lambert Gallery

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

UCLA Confucius Institute310 825 8839

Sponsor(s): Confucius Institute, Asian Languages & Cultures, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Film and Television Archive, UCLA Confucius Institute, Center for Chinese Studies

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