Films of the Week in China Media Museum (1.8 -1.12)

January 08,2018

An Iranian film, A Separation, and the Italian Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, are waiting to warm you in this chilly winter week.


A Separation


A Separation (Persian: جدایی نادر از سیمین‎ Jodaí-e Nadér az Simín, "The Separation of Nader from Simin") is a 2011 Iranian drama film written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, starring Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi, Shahab Hosseini, Sareh Bayat, and Sarina Farhadi. It focuses on an Iranian middle-class couple who separate, the disappointment and desperation suffered by their daughter due to the egotistical disputes and separation of her parents, and the conflicts that arise when the husband hires a lower-class caregiver for his elderly father, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. A Separation won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012, becoming the first Iranian film to win the award. It received the Golden Bear for Best Film and the Silver Bears for Best Actress and Best Actor at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, becoming the first Iranian film to win the Golden Bear.It also won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, making it the first non-English film in five years to achieve this.

 


Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988


Life isn't like in the movies.Life is...much harder.If you don't walk out,you will think that this is the whole world.

——Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso (Italian: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso,) is a 1988 Italian drama film written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. The film stars Jacques Perrin, Philippe Noiret, Leopoldo Trieste, Marco Leonardi, Agnese Nano and Salvatore Cascio, and was produced by Franco Cristaldi and Giovanna Romagnoli, while the music score was composed by Ennio Morricone along with his son, Andrea. It won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 62nd Academy Awards.


Storyline

A boy who grew up in a native Sicilian Village returns home as a famous director after receiving news about the death of an old friend. Told in a flashback, Salvatore reminiscences about his childhood and his relationship with Alfredo, a projectionist at Cinema Paradiso. Under the fatherly influence of Alfredo, Salvatore fell in love with film making, with the duo spending many hours discussing about films and Alfredo painstakingly teaching Salvatore the skills that became a stepping stone for the young boy into the world of film making. The film brings the audience through the changes in cinema and the dying trade of traditional film making, editing and screening. It also explores a young boy's dream of leaving his little town to foray into the world outside. Written by Clarisse P.


Screening Schedule:
Monday to Wednesday:
12:00 A Separation
14:05 Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
 
Thursday to Friday:
12:00 Love Actually
14:05 Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

Ps. China Media Museum is on the B1 of the library 
The cinema is in the hall 1 of the museum movie area 
(You need to enter the museum first)


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