“A Touch of Sin” Smithsonian Screening with Director Jia Zhang-ke and Actress Zhao Tao In Person!


Exciting news for Asian cinema fans on the East Coast, the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art is hosting a free screening of acclaimed Chinese film A Touch of Sin on Saturday April 26th at 2pm. In attendance will be director Jia Zhang-ke and actress Zhao Tao with an expected Q&A to follow. Notable for its unapproved status by China’s infamous censor board, the film screened at Cannes, where it won the best screenplay award, and in the US at the New York Film Festival. Available On Demand as well as on physical disc from Kino Lorber, the film has yet to be screened in mainland China. Recently, apparently in a show of support for the filmmakers, The China Directors’ Guild Awards refused to name a Best Director or Best Picture winner, citing a “lack of artistic quality in the films in contention.”

“A Touch of Sin” Event Page

Freer and Sackler Official Film Events Page

A Touch of Sin – Trailer

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