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Pirated Copy (Man yan)

Directed by He Jianjun

Part of The People’s Republic of Cinema

This screening takes place in the Bell Museum Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus.

Set against the backdrop of the contemporary black market for pirated DVDs in Beijing, Pirated Copy is a character-driven drama about the passion two couples have for each other and for film. It “demonstrates that [He is] one of the most interesting and versatile directors among China’s ‘Sixth Generation’” (Variety). With music by famous Chinese female punk rocker Bao Luo. 2004, video, 90 minutes.


Co-presented by the Consortium for the Study of the Asias at the University of Minnesota

Special thanks to the Confucius Institute for their promotional support.