City of Life and Death (Nanjing! Nanjing!)
35mm print.With Liu Ye, Gao Yuanyuan, and Hideo Nakaizumi. “In 1937, the Japanese Army occupied the former Chinese capital and instituted a horribly violent period that has become known as the Rape of Nanking. This is the first big-budget Chinese film to dramatize this seminal event in their modern history. Shot in black-and-white, with a gripping visual style that effortlessly glides between the intimate and the spectacular, director Lu Chuan crafts a multicharacter drama that, for the most part, refuses to caricature the Japanese as monsters.” —Seattle International Film Festival
Free with Museum admission.