Buddha Mountain (Guan Yin Shan): L.A. Premiere
USC U.S.-China Initiative and UCLA’s Association of Chinese Americans present the L.A. Premiere of Buddha Mountain on Friday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 PM. Get your tickets here.
2010, Laurel Films, 104 min., China-Taiwan. Dir. Li Yu. An edgy, powerful portrait of three 20-something Chinese slackers looking for something to believe in, BUDDHA MOUNTAIN is fueled by a stunning performance from rising star and singing sensation Fan Bingbing, who won Best Actress at the Tokyo Film Festival for her performance as Nan Feng, a wildly impulsive aspiring singer who is often her own worst enemy. Together with her best friends, the moody, handsome Ding Bo (Chen Po Lin) and Fei Zao (Fei Long), she winds up barging into the cloistered life of a former Chinese opera star (the terrific Sylvia Chang, from EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN and THE RED VIOLIN), still grieving over the tragic death of her young son. (In Mandarin with English subtitles.)