Beauty of Beauties

Beauty of Beauties

Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center See map
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 6510

Beauty of Beauties
Directed by Li Hanziang (1965, 154 min)

A story about the wit and patriotism of Hsi Shih, a legendary patriotic beauty from China’s Warring States period (475-221 BC) who was presented as a duplicitous gift from the King of Yue to the King of Wu in order to bring down the recipient’s kingdom.

–The movie was at the time the biggest-budget Chinese-language movies ever made.
–Best feature film, best director, and best leading actor, photography at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards in 1965.

Part of the Spring 2012 Taiwan Film Festival

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Sponsored by: Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in NY, The Council on East Asian Studies, Film Studies Program, and Films at the Whitney