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Special Screening -- Baby (COB Closing Night)

  • Billy Wilder Theater 10899 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90024 United States (map)

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.

Earlier Event: November 4
LACFF 2018 Closing Film - Linsanity