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Wednesday, March 9, 1994 - 19:30

Film: For Fun (Zhao Le)

Directed by Ning Ying

Canadian Embassy

This new film, directed by Ning Ying, is about retired workers in Beijing and how they attempt to overcome loneliness by setting up a Peking Opera Group. Although both Ms. Ning and her film won considerable acclaim abroad in 1993, Chinese audiences were not at all taken with For Fun. We will be able to judge for ourselves. The film has English subtitles. Mr. Cheng Jiangong, Beijing writer and author of the story from which the film was made, has kindly agreed to come and talk to BIS.