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The Projectionist (2006)

Set during the Chinese Cultural Revolution in 1966, this short tells the story of a projectionist who accidentally inverts a film featuring Chairman Mao. The townsfolk and Red Guard are so ... See full summary »

Director:

Elaine L. Liu

Writer:

Elaine L. Liu
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Cast

Credited cast:
Scott Chan ... Gao Jianguo
Jane Ho Jane Ho ... Red Guard Officer
Kerry Huang Kerry Huang ... Xu
Kathy Shao-Lin Lee ... Lin
Joyce Liu ... Red Guard
Kevin Tan ... Red Guard
Perry Tsao Perry Tsao ... Wong Doling
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Set during the Chinese Cultural Revolution in 1966, this short tells the story of a projectionist who accidentally inverts a film featuring Chairman Mao. The townsfolk and Red Guard are so enraged by the upside down image of one of China's most feared and revered leaders that the innocent mistake results in dire consequences for the projectionist. Written by Tribeca Film Festival

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dian ying fang ying yuan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Illusionwave Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Highly Recommended!!!!
13 January 2007 | by beiliu570See all my reviews

I watched this film at one of the Tribeca Film Festival screenings. I have to say this is one of the best student shorts I have ever seen.

The director used a heart-wrenching story of a projectionist to portray a shocking historical event that happened in China during 1960s. During those twelve minutes, the film had not only taken its audiences to experience the country lives of the 1960s, but also explored the darkness beneath the calmness. Although, a story that is uniquely about China, The Projectionist's theme is something that we can even relate in today's world.

This film is well made from many aspects, including its directing, music score and cinematography. I highly recommend it.


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