The Goddess (Shen Nu)

Goddess (Shen Nu)
  • 1934
  • China
  • 87 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Wu Yonggang
  • Written by: Wu Yonggang
  • Cast: Ruan Lingyu, Zhang Zhizhi
  • Language: Silent, Written Chinese intertitles

At the forefront of Chinese realist filmmaking, this was the first film to sympathetically portray prostitution and one of Lingyu's last before killing herself at 25. With an introduction by Maggie Cheung. The audience is invited to dress in black and white.

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