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Asian Diaspora On Screen: Revenge

In this gorgeous and delirious late-Soviet film of the Kazakh New Wave, obsession and revenge drive a young man towards a far-off destiny.

Thursday, May 4, 2023
7:00pm – 8:45pm
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films
Fee required. Tickets required.

In this luminous restoration conducted through Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project, a 17th-century poet wanders the desert for inspiration and conjures an early-20th-century tale of a boy raised in Korea to avenge the murder of the half-sister he never knew. The seed of this fate is corrosive to the boy like a disease, as he is drawn to the far-off lands of Russia and Sakhalin Island to exact his dark purpose. Dislocations of time and culture throughout this 1989 film convey the sense of national upheaval and intergenerational trauma all too familiar to the Kazakh filmmakers, director Ermek Shinarbaev and Korean-Russian writer Anatoli Kim.

Programmed as part of the Asian Diaspora on Screen series in collaboration with the Dartmouth Asian American Studies Collective (DAASC).

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For more information, contact:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
603 646 2422

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