Tomorrow’s New Film Releases: Highlights
City of Life and Death dir. Chuan Lu (China)
City of Life and Death depicts tragedies that took place in 1937 during the Second Sino-Japanese War, when the Japanese army invaded the capital of China at the time, Nanjing. What is known as the Nanking Massacre or the Rape of Nanking took place, where for several weeks thousands of Chinese soldiers and civilians alike were raped and killed. The director and writer Chuan Lu is a relative newcomer to Asian cinema, and this is his most acclaimed film yet. Cife of Life and Death, with its epic length and black and white photography, is already being compared to films like Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List. Although war epics are not my cup of tea, I’m interested to see just how Lu negotiates the influence of American cinema about similar war atrocities.
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You basically have to walk a perfect straight line at all times in Japan because if you veer off at any moment you will almost definitely get mashed by a Japanese lady on a mamabike with three kids strapped to it.
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