Thursday, August 28, 2008

Tuya's Marriage
October 5th- 7:00 and 9:30 PM- 86 minutes
Dir. Ouanan Wang- China 2007

In the harsh hinterlands of Mongolia, desertification is plaguing the land and those whom it sustains. Tuya and her husband Bater are one such couple, struggling each day with the trials caused by the fast-disappearing landscape and the complications that arise from Bater’s paralysis. Forced to find a better life for herself and her family, Tuya must seek a new husband to provide for her and her loved ones. “Mr. Wang and his screenwriting collaborator, Lu Wei (“Farewell My Concubine”), portray a world that, apart from its hardship, is thoroughly recognizable in its human complexity. Its characters are motivated by the same needs for companionship and material well-being and the same demons — greed, lust, jealousy and despair — that drive everybody.” (Stephen Holden, New York Times)


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