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Thursday, October 21, 1993 - 19:30

Film: Raise the Red Lantern (Da Hong Denglong Gao Gao Gua)

Directed by Zhang Yimou

German Embassy

BIS is happy to be able to show Zhang Yimou's outstanding film Raise the Red Lanterns. Like his other films, it won acclaim and prizes abroad before being seen by Chinese audiences – today his works are all being screened here. This film is set in pre-1949 China and describes life under the solid roof of landlord Chen with his wife and two concubines. The incomparable Gong Li stars as the fourth woman; the recently acquired concubine. Rivalry and intrigue follow as each woman strives to be the favorite of the imperious Chen. Raise the Red Lanterns will be shown with English subtitles.