Weekend of July 23 – July 29 at SFFS | NP Cinema!
at SFFS | NP Cinema
This Week at SF Film Society | NEW PEOPLE Cinema is the continuation of A Burning Hot Summer, and SACRIFICE!
Through July 26
(Directed by Philippe Garrel)
3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00pm
The stormy relationship between a painter and an Italian film actress is seen through the eyes of another young couple in Philippe Garrel’s latest exploration of twisted emotional ties. An aspiring actor and self-professed revolutionary, Paul is working as an extra when he falls in love with another bit player in the film, the emotionally fragile Elisabeth. Around the same time, Paul meets the painter Frédéric through a mutual friend, and Frédéric soon invites Paul and Elisabeth to Rome to stay with him and his Italian wife. In the heat of a Roman summer, Paul and Elisabeth face the delicate start to their new love while Frédéric and Angele’s begins to implode. More info >>
July 27 – August 2
(Directed by Chen Kaige)
1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30pm
Mixing the intimate and the epic to great effect, Chen Kaige’s latest is a character-driven story of retribution and regret. General Tu’an feels that his fortunes have been thwarted by the popularity of the Zhao clan and devises an intricately planned coup d’état. During the confusion of the ensuing massacre, Cheng Ying, a court doctor who is a new father himself, helps deliver the last of the Zhao clan in secret and is entrusted with the baby’s safety, setting in motion an intricate story of mistaken identities, paternal love, betrayal and revenge. As he did with Farewell My Concubine (1993), Chen turns to the stage for his filmic inspiration, this time giving his own spin to this sweeping adaptation of Yuan dynasty-era Orphan of Zhao. More info >>