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Another post from Ogre Jenni—hope you kids don't mind. I work at George's cinema in Santa Fe—what a lucky ogre I am!

Beginning this Friday, Jean Cocteau Cinema will proudly screen The Mermaid (Mei Ren Yu), the latest film by Stephen Chow. Chow is the Chinese filmmaker (and talented martial artist) responsible for Shaolin Soccer (2001) and Kung Fu Hustle (2004). Chow brilliantly parodies absurd action and kung fu movie tropes, and he is well known for his over-the-top martial arts sequences, bizarre circumstantial comedy, and quirky characters.


Who doesn’t love the surly chain-smoking landlady from Kung Fu Hustle?


And who won't love the half-octopus mer-uncle sushi chef in The Mermaid?

David Ehrlich from Slate says of Chow's latest film, “...it's demented. Great. And a hit." He also adds that, "…Chow, without overlooking his hometown crowd, directs with a primal wit that appeals to all audiences with the immediacy of silent cinema.” Read his full review here!

MORE ABOUT THE FILM:

Xuan's estate project involving reclamation of the sea threatens the livelihood of the mermaids who rely on the sea to survive. A mermaid named Shan is dispatched to assassinate Xuan, but this inevitably leads to a complicated, interspecies, office romance. Out of his love for Shan, Xuan plans to stop the reclamation. Unfortunately, Shan and the other mermaids are hunted by a hidden organisatio, and Xuan has to save Shan before it's too late.



See you at the Cocteau!

–THIS MESSAGE WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE MINIONS AT FEVRE RIVER—

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( 5 comments )
disgruntledgrrl
May. 5th, 2016 10:13 pm (UTC)
Do you think you will ever host Tampopo?
It's a hilarious Japanese comedy about a noodle shop that is very reminiscent of Monty Python's "And now for something completely different". They keep wandering off the main story line to tell side stories and loop back to the main plot.
I haven't seen it in 20 something years and I still remember it.
taoliang
May. 6th, 2016 06:02 am (UTC)
A miracle has happened at the Chinese box office.

RMB 3.391 Billion
Diane Reynolds
May. 6th, 2016 04:05 pm (UTC)
How to...
How do i post comments about GOT?
grrm
May. 6th, 2016 07:21 pm (UTC)
Re: How to...
You go to Westeros, Tower of the Hand, Winter Is Coming, Watchers on the Wall, or one of the many other fine fan sites where GOT is being discussed. Not here, please. Thank you.
xinkokee
May. 7th, 2016 07:21 am (UTC)
I was so surprised
In China we also love you.
We love A Song of Ice and Fire so much.
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