International Film Festival: Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia/Curse of the Golden Flower
This 2006 Chinese film is set on the eve of the Chong Yang Festival. The Emperor returns unexpectedly with his second son, Prince Jai. His pretext is to celebrate the holiday with his family, but given the chilled relations between the Emperor and the ailing Empress, this seems disingenuous. For many years, the Empress and Crown Prince Wan, her stepson, have had an illicit liaison. Feeling trapped, Prince Wan dreams of escaping the palace with his secret love Chan.
All films are free and open to the public and will be shown with English subtitles. This film will be shown in Olin A lecture hall. A discussion session will follow. For more information, contact Sara Jane Dietzman at 402.465.7550.