WILD ROSE (China, 1932)
Saturday, July 11
2:30pm WILD ROSE
Directed by Sun Yu (China, 1932)
Cast: Jin Yang, Wang Renmei, Ye Juanjuan
Wang Renmei is the Wild Rose in writer-director Sun Yu's tale of a mischievous country girl, a wealthy Shanghai boy with an artist's eye, and the historical events that ultimately determine their love story. Set in the same era as Bertolucci's THE LAST EMPEROR, the film portrays a fascinating contrast of rustic countryside and Art Deco cityscape.
Renmei (who was given the nickname "Wildcat" for her unbridled performance) and co-star Jin Yan (considered the Valentino of China) married her once filming was over. Their on-screen chemistry is the real thing!
In Mandarin intertitles with live English translation.
LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT BYDONALD SOSINON PIANO.
35mm print from the Chinese Film Archive. Feature runs approximately 88 minutes.
With Special guest Qin Yi, widow of Jin Yan.
2009 Silent Film Festival Award will be given to the Chinese Film Archive.
Underwritten by Richard J. Meyer and Susan Harmon
Co-Presented byCENTER FOR ASIAN AMERICAN MEDIA
General $14/Member $12
The Castro Theatre
429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
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|Dog Friendly: No|
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