Directed by Ann Hu
The magic of movies comes
to China in this heartwarming film of speculative history and blatant
myth-making. An English entrepreneur (Jared Harris) arrives in Peking in
1902 with some of the early Lumiere shorts and other silent films. The
cinema captures the imagination of a young Chinese photographer, but also
stirs up anger in some who distrust the technology and its Western origins.
"It's a Chinese Cinema Paradiso that celebrates film's ability
to transcend cultural boundaries" (Loren King, Chicago Tribune).
Mandarin and English with English subtitles. Taiwan. 115