South Windsor Public Library Event Calendar

Date: 4/9/2019
Time: 6:30 PM -
Title: International Film Series
Contact: staff, 860-644-1541
Description: Our film this month is Ju Dou, a 1990 Chinese film directed by Yimou Zhang and Fengliang Yang. Ju Dou is sold to a cruel cloth dyer, Jinshan, to be his wife. He has beated his two previous wives to death for not giving him a son. The irony is that he is impotent. When Ju Dou becomes pregnant during an affair with Jinshan's adopted nephew, they decide to pass the child off as Jinshan's. The story is based on a novel and was banned for several years in China. This film is the first Chinese film nominated for an Oscar as the Best Foreign Language Film of the year. Professor Michael DiRaimo will lead a discussion about the film at the Tuesday showing only. Snacks will be served.            860-644-1541