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      I-House Film Series: The Other Half: An award winning independent Chinese film in Berkeley

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      April 24, 2012

      Tuesday   7:00 PM (daily until April 24, 2012)

      110 Sproul Hall
      Berkeley, California 94720

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      I-House Film Series: The Other Half: An award winning independent Chinese film

      I-House Film Series: The Other Half: An award winning independent Chinese film Film - Series | April 24 | 7-9 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
      Sponsor: International House
      Working as a secretary for a legal office, Xiaofen records the sordid aspects of clients lives: divorce, medical malpractice, financial corruption and revenge. She begins to question her relationship with her boyfriend fresh out of prison and looking to get into trouble again. While dealing with the overwhelming social malaise around her, rumors spread of a disaster at the chemical plant, threatening to poison the city.
      The Other Half is an award winning independent Chinese film. It is the second feature from Chinese director Ying Liang

      Synopsis (wikipedia)
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheOtherHalf(2006film)
      A sensitive and ironic portrayal of life in a Chinese industrial town, where a law clerk contends with her clients litany of woes, her shady boyfriends gambling addiction, her estranged father and the threat of toxic pollution.

      Xiaofen works as a clerk at a law firm located in a developing city in Southwestern China. Her job is to meet different female clients of the firm and document each case. However, just like the female clients involved in those lawsuits, Xiaofen is also in trouble. She feels anxious and unsafe. Her boyfriend, who was living with her, goes missing, possibly because he was a murderer. And her mother and her women friends lead unsettled lives.

      This movie consists of two alternating parts. One part comprises the actual, true stories told by the female clients whom Xiaofen meets in her job. The other part is the narrative about Xiaofen herself and her female friends. The intention of the films structure is to present a contemporary report on the status of women living in an inland city in China.

      Awards
      Woosuk Award at the Jeonju International Film Festival 2007
      Special Jury Award at the Singapore International Film Festival 2007
      The Special Jury Prize Kodak VISION Award at Tokyo Filmex 2006
      Tickets required: $5 Students, $10 Public Ticket info: Buy tickets online.
      Event Contact: ihprograms@berkeley.edu, 510-642-9460

      Categories: Education | Film | University & Alumni

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