Huang Ji’s Egg and Stone
Introduced by Karin Chien, President of dGenerate Films
co-presented with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in association with China Now, an all-day, three-program series of contemporary independent film from China presented by Cinematheque at San Francisco’s Victoria Theatre on Sunday, November 22. Full details on this series are available here.
Advance tickets available here.
Egg and Stone (2011) by Huang Ji: Winner of the 2012 International Film Festival Rotterdam’s Tiger Award, Huang Ji’s brave personal film is one of the most auspicious debuts in recent Chinese cinema. Set in her home village in rural Hunan province, this is a powerful autobiographical portrait of a 14-year-old girl’s attempts to come to terms with her emerging sexual maturity. Since her parents moved to the city to work, she has been forced to live with her uncle and aunt for seven years. Alone with her own inchoate fears and desires, she grapples with a terrifying world of sexual awakening and danger. With beautifully crafted images, Egg and Stone is fearfully intimate, softly pulsing with light and saturated with complex emotional power.
image above: Huang Ji: Egg and Stone (2011)