Oct. 24 — film, “To Live” — Core China film series

Contact: Erik Esckilsen, esckilse@champlain.edu

    The Core Division presents…

Director Zhang Yimou’s controversial evocation of China’s Cultural Revolution

To Live

Where and when: Alumni Auditorium, 8 p.m. — FREE

Discussion facilitator: Professor Ann Clark

View trailer below

SUMMARY: Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry. Addicted to gambling, Fugui loses everything. In the years that follow he is pressed into both the nationalist and communist armies, while Jiazhen is forced into menial work. They raise a family and survive, managing “to live” from the 40’s to the 70’s in this epic, but personal, story of life through an amazing period. —From the Internet Movie Database

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