Luxury Car (Jiang Cheng Xia Ri)

Luxury Car (Jiang Cheng Xia Ri)

Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Room 106, Department of Economics See map
212 York Street
New Haven, CT 6511

Luxury Car (Jiang Cheng Xia Ri)
Directed by Wang Chao (China, 2006, 88 minutes, 35 mm, Mandarin and Wuhanese with English subtitles)

In this emotionally taut narrative, Li Qi Ming travels from his small village to the city of Wuhan, determined to fulfill his wife’s last wish of seeing her son. But instead of finding his son, he discovers his daughter working as a karaoke bar escort, forcing him to come to terms with their long-estranged relationship and the tenuous future of his family. Director Wang Chao uses Li Qi Ming to represent the painful reality of thousands of parents who have lost contact with their children through rural exodus and political upheaval in China.

Global Lens 2008 is a series of 10 independent films from across the globe being screened in 35 mm and hosted by PIER (Programs in International Educational Resources) in collaboration with the Councils on Middle East Studies, Latin American and Iberian Studies, African Studies, European Studies, East Asian Studies, South Asian Studies, and Southeast Asian Studies at the MacMillan Center.

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This screening is part of the GLOBAL LENS 2008 series promoting cross-cultural understanding through film and is co-sponsored by the Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) and the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University.