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This edition: Stolen Life (Shen Si Jie)

Episode Details

(2005/China, 90 min., color, drama, in Mandarin with English subtitles) Dir.: Li Shaohong. Cast: Zhou Xun, Cai Ming, Su Xiaoming. Drama about a young girl, charting her from an awkward adolescence in which she is sent to live with her aunt and grandmother in Beijing, and has to cope with feelings of abandonment, through teenage years in which she surprises everyone by being accepted into college. An encounter with a delivery boy triggers a series of unexpected events. Discussion guest: Martha Nochimson, Cineaste.

Host, Jerry Carlson, professor of film studies at The City College of the City University of New York, discusses Chinese film, "Stolen Life" ("Sheng Si Jie") with Dr. Martha P. Nochimson, associate editor of Cineaste Magazine. Nochimson and Carlson examine the film's plot (destruction of the mother-child relationship) and theme. They also discuss Li Shaohong's (director of "Stolen Life") education and film credits.

Guest List

Dr. Martha P. Nochimson Associate Editor, Cineaste Magazine