Global Lens 2012 Film Screening—Stolen Life (Sheng Si Jie)
Date: Thu. February 07, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
1625 W. Chicago Avenue
About this event:
Stolen Life (Sheng Si Jie) Li Shaohong, China, 2005, 90 minutes
A young girl is taken to live with her aunt and grandmother in Beijing. As an adolescent, Yanni is withdrawn and reclusive, believing that she has been abandoned by her parents, and that she has no control over either her life or her fate. The fact that her “family” doesn’t have much hope for her future only compounds her depression. Surprising everyone in her hostile household, Yanni is accepted to college, and as she prepares to begin her new life, an encounter with a delivery boy triggers a series of unexpected events. Director Li Shaohong takes us on a walk of discovery through life under the city, giving viewers a realistic perspective on the human experience. Mandarin, with English subtitles.
Global Lens 2012 is an annual, curated program of narrative feature films from Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Each film in the series is selected for its authentic voice, strong cinematics and unique cultural perspective, opening a window to the diverse world in which we live. More information can be found at www.globalfilm.org.