Red Amnesia

Chuangru Zhe


St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Tue, Apr 14, 2015 9:50 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Tue, Apr 21, 2015 3:00 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
English Title:Red Amnesia
Program:Asian Frontiers
Voice Category:Panorama
Release Year:2014
Type:Narrative Feature
Language:Chinese (Mandarin)
Print Source:Chinese Shadows
Director:Wang Xiaoshuai
Producer:Liu Xuan
Cinematographer:Wu Di
Editor:Yang Hongyu
Principal Cast:Lü Zhong
Shi Liu
Feng Yuanzheng
Qin Hao
Amanda Qin
Screenwriter:Wang Xiaoshuai
Fang Lei
Li Fei


Sixth generation Chinese filmmaker Wang Xiaoshuai’s latest is a taut thriller haunted by the ghosts of Communism’s past. Stage veteran Lu Zhong plays Mrs Deng, an overbearing widow in her 70s who struggles to take care of her aging mother, her two sons, and her grandson. Her daily routine is disrupted when she starts receiving anonymous phone calls. The calls force her to look back upon a 40-year-old mistake made during the Cultural Revolution, one of moral compromise, which she must now face. Red Amnesia is the final chapter in Wang’s Cultural Revolution trilogy.