Film Screening and Discussion: Close to the Sun
Close to the Sun
Directed by Chou Chou
Cast: Line Nane, GONG Xuan, FAN Xiaoyang, MU Xiuwei
Not Rated, 90 minutes
Chinese, Miao, and French with subtitles in Chinese and English
Pauline, a French painter, is suffering from an unknown disease. She has lost hope for life and only wants to find a place where she could die peacefully. She begins to travel, to find herself in a beautiful village of the Miao people, in the depth of the mountains of Guizhou, a south-east province in China. She decides to stay and rest until her heart takes her away, without knowing that there is a mysterious connection between herself and the sun of the Miao people...
This film screening is presented as a part of the Spring 2014 Asian Studies Seminar.