This year's Joseph Levenson Book Prize goes to the 2021 work making "the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China."
Screening: Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love
The Freer and Sackler galleries hosts a screening of Wong Kar-wai's period romance In the Mood for Love
Wong Kar-Wai’s period romance won numerous international awards for acting, directing, and cinematography. Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung star as neighbors who suspect their spouses of cheating and find themselves falling in love with one another. A sumptuous visual tour-de-force that revels in the atmosphere of early 1960s Hong Kong at night, this achingly romantic masterpiece is one of Wong’s most beloved films. It is “rapturously elegant and deeply sexy in a deliciously restrained way. One of the most romantic movies I have ever seen, right up there with Brief Encounter and Casablanca” (Jonathan Foreman, New York Post). (Dir.: Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong, 2001, 98 min., 35mm, Cantonese with English subtitles)
Wherever you may be, we wish you and those close to you the very best Year of the Rabbit.
Join us for a discussion with Mike Chinoy on his new book that expands on USCI's Assignment: China series.
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