A COB program presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive in association with the Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival
Rising Chinese star Yang Mi gives the performance of a lifetime in this gripping social drama about a young woman Meng who kidnaps a newborn to save it. As played by Yang, Meng is by turns vulnerable and an indomitable force, going up against friends, family and the cops, her every act of transgress posing the question, “Does one who gives life have the right to take that life away?” Executive produced by Hou Hsiao-hsien, Baby world premiered at the recent Toronto and San Sebastian film festivals to wide praise. Variety called it “[d]evastating yet brimming with tender compassion.”
Written and Directed by Liu Jie 刘杰
Executive Producer Hou Hsiao-hsien 侯孝贤
CAST Yang Mi 杨幂/Guo JIngfei 郭京飞
Li Hong-chi 李鸿其
Length 96 mins
Audience members are invited to a reception following the screening and Q&A.