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Someone To Talk To (一句顶一万句): A Screening and Discussion with Writer

A screening of Someone To Talk To, a film centered around loneliness in the modern era, featuring a talkback with writer (Liu Zhenyun) and director (Liu Yulin) following the film. 

September 14, 2017 7:00pm to 9:00pm
On September 14, NYU China House and China Institute will present a screening of Someone to Talk To (一句顶一万句), directed by Liu Yulin with a screenplay by Liu Zhenyun (刘震云). Following the screening both Liu Yulin and Liu Zhenyun will take part in a discussion and Q&A with NYU China House Director Zhang Xudong about the film and Liu Zhenyun’s work as a writer. 
Based on Liu Zhenyun’s novel One Sentence is Ten Thousand Sentences, Someone to Talk To is multigenerational depiction of the loneliness of modern life and the yearning for a kindred spirit. The story focuses on a pair of siblings – one in a failed marriage, one seeking marriage – and the tragicomic effects that struggling and faulty communication has on their relationships.
Liu Zhenyun is one of China’s most beloved and critically acclaimed contemporary fiction writers known for his humorous and dramatic explorations of modern life.. His novel One Sentence is Ten Thousand Sentences (一句顶一万句) won the Mao Dun Literature Prize in 2011. He has adapted many of this books into screenplays, and is particularly known for his collaborations with director Feng Xiaogang on films including Cell Phone (手机), Back to 1942 (一九四二), and I Am Not Madame Bovary (我不是潘金莲).
Liu Yulin is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film program. Her short film “Door God” won a silver medal in the narrative category at the Student Academy Awards and Best Woman Student Filmmaker at the Directors Guild of America Student Film Awards in the East Region. Someone to Talk To is her first feature film and has played at numerous festivals including the Busan International Film Festival and the New York Asian Film Festival.
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