Films of the Week in China Media Museum (3.5-3.9)
Happy new semester! This week, two films,The Message and Flying Colors, will be on show at the Media Museum.
The Message (Chinese: 风声; pinyin: Fēngshēng, literally "Sound of the Wind") is a 2009 espionage thriller set in 1942 Nanking, featuring a cast of top Chinese stars. The film was adapted from Mai Jia's 2007 novel, The Message (Chinese: 风声; pinyin: Fēngshēng), and was co-directed by Chen Kuo-fu and Gao Qunshu.
Despite being a blockbuster, The Message has received extensive critical praise and was nominated for a total of thirteen awards at the 2009 Golden Horse Film Festival, 2010 Asian Film Awards, 2010 Hong Kong Film Awards, and 2010 Hundred Flowers Awards. It won the best film award at 17th Beijing University Student Film Festival. Li Bingbing won the Best Leading Actress Award at the 46th Golden Horse Film Awards for her role as the code-breaker chief in this movie.
Sayaka Kudo is a gyaru who wears miniskirts and dyes her hair blonde. Although she is a second year senior high school student, she is on par academically with 4th grade elementary school students. She frequently transfers between schools because she is unable to make friends; she was once suspended for being caught with cigarettes. Eventually she attends a private all-girls high school where she plays and enjoys her extra-scholarly activities while skipping study altogether.
To prepare her for her university entrance examination, her mother sends her to Seiho Cram School. However, when the school director, Yoshitaka Tsubota, hears about Sayaka's academic problem, he makes it his personal goal to help her enter the university of her choice — Keio University is considered one of the most difficult to enter in Japan — and to get back at her father.
Her father (whose main goal is to get her brother Ryuta into pro baseball) labels her an "air-head" and says she and her mother are being scammed by the cram school. Sayaka becomes determined to study hard to prove him wrong. Over the course of the summer holidays of her second year through to the exams at the end of her third year in high school, Sayaka studies extremely hard. She goes without sleep to the extent that she nods off in her classes. She even dyes her hair back to black and cuts it to show her resolve. Her results progressively improve on practice tests and her academic deviation value increases tremendously from 30 to 70 in this short span of time.
Monday to Wednesday：
12:00 The Message
14:05 Flying Colors
Thursday to Friday:
12:00 Flying Colors
14:05 The Message
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)