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One Second Yi miao zhong

  Zhang Yimou

  China     105 minutes

Synopsis

Set in a small Chinese village at the edge of the Gobi desert during the last years of the Cultural Revolution, an escaped prisoner risks everything to get his hands on a film reel for a glimpse of his estranged daughter. Meanwhile, an orphaned girl is equally desperate to get her hands on the reel. But first they must get past “Mr. Movie,” the local projectionist who acts as shaman of cinema, a sacred vestige of culture that connects the villagers to the world beyond. Striking cinematography and enchanting moments grace this moving and deeply personal homage to the redemptive power of film by three-time Academy Award®-nominee Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern, House of Flying Daggers, Hero).

 Mandarin with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Sat, Oct 16 @ 2:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 11

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In-Theater Screening

Sun, Oct 24 @ 4:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 11

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Film Credits

  •   Dong Ping
  •   Zhang Yimou, Zou Jingzhi
  •   Du Yuan
  •   Zhao Xiaoding
  •   Fan Wei, Liu Haocun, Zhang Yi
  •   Huanxi Media Group Limited, Edko Films Limited