Los Angeles Premiere / Halloween Screening!
PAINTED SKIN: THE RESURRECTION 2012
Director: Wuershan. Producer: Chen Kuo-fu, Pang Hong, Wang Zhonglei. Screenwriter: Ran Ping, Ran Jia’nan. Cinematographer: Arthur Wong. Production Designer: Hao Yi. Editor: Xiao Yang. Sound: Zhao Nan, Yang Jiang. Composer: Katsunori Ishida. Cast: Zhou Xun, Vicki Zhao, Chen Kun, Mini Yang, William Feng.
PAINTED SKIN smashed box-office records this summer to become the highest-grossing Mainland Chinese film of all time. This visually sumptuous take on one of the Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio by Qing Dynasty writer Pu Songling pairs humans and demons equally obsessed by something they cannot have… or cannot be. After she’s freed by the bird spirit Qu’er from 500 years of imprisonment under a frozen lake, fox spirit Xiaowei still needs to devour men’s hearts. She chances upon Princess Jing, who, disfigured by a bear, hides behind a mask and dares not confront her true love. If the two women exchange identities, however, Jing would be beautiful again, and Xiaowei would finally become a woman. – Bérénice Reynaud
Blu-ray, color, Putonghua with English subtitles, 131 min.
UCLA Film & Television Archive
Billy Wilder Theater
Courtyard Level, Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard (at the intersection of Wilshire and Westwood Boulevards)
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tickets: $10 online. $9 general admission, $8 for non-UCLA students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required) if purchased at the box office only. Free admission for UCLA students (current ID required); free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis at the box office until 15 minutes before showtime, or the rush line afterwards. Online tickets available at www.cinema.ucla.edu/calendar; click on the individual program.
Parking: Museum parking lot; enter from Westwood Blvd, just north of Wilshire. $3 flat rate after 6:00 pm on Mondays-Fridays and all day on weekends.
Information: www.cinema.ucla.edu, 310.206.8013
UCLA Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024