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Asian Heritage Month Film Screening: A Touch of Sin
Join us for a film screening, presented by Professor Vincent (Tzu-Wen) Cheng with the assistance of Professors Eva Kolbusz and Phyllis Niles.
The film A Touch of Sin was written and directed by master filmmaker Jia Zhangke. This daring, poetic and grand-scale film focuses on four characters, each living in different provinces in China, who are driven to violent ends.
An angry miner, enraged by widespread corruption in his village, decides to take justice into his own hands. A rootless migrant discovers the infinite possibilities of owning a firearm. A young receptionist, who dates a married man and works at a local sauna, is pushed beyond her limits by an abusive client. And a young factory worker goes from one discouraging job to the next, only to face increasingly degrading circumstances.
Winner for Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival and nominated for the Palme d’Or Award.
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