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Film Cycle: Food is People’s Heaven
November 2016 - January 2017
Food is People’s Heaven
Wedensday, 4pm (c.t.)
Lecturer: Katja Pessl
The Film Series at the Department of East Asian Studies provides an engaging and flexible study experience, intended to introduce students to a wide scope of East Asian films. Each semester features a specific topic with 6-7 screenings and provides ample opportunity for participants to discover, analyze and argue about film. Our screenings are followed by a moderated discussion and all students are welcome to participate!
In this semester’s film cycle we will focus on the deep-rooted connections between food and society. Through critical examination of the cultural and social significance of food we will engage with the history, art, production and consumption of food and its representation in film and cinematic language within greater China and beyond.
02.11.2016 A Bite of China: Gifts from Nature / The Story of Staple Foods 舌尖上的中国: 自然的馈赠 / 主食的故事 (2012)
16.11.2016 Eat Drink Man Woman 饮食男女 (1994)
30.11.2016 The Search for General Tso 寻找左宗棠 (2014)
14.12.2016 The Rice Bomber 白米炸弹客 (2014)
11.01.2017 The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World 世界最大的中国餐馆 (2008)
25.01.2017 The God of Cookery 食神 (1996)
Picture: Jevgeni Zotov, Baozi, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, https://flic.kr/p/eeWa4L