THE WOMAN KNIGHT OF MIRROR LAKE
Herman Yau, China, 2011, [PG], dubbed, 115 mins
The film tells the story of Qiu Jin and her involvement in revolutionary uprisings in Anhui province against the Qing Dynasty (the last dynasty 1644-1912) . Influences on her life are shown through a series of flashbacks. As a child, Qiu Jin resisted having her feet bound according to common practice, and instead pursued her interests to learn horse riding, martial arts and literature with her father and brother. Through her poetry, she expresses her sorrow at the weak state of the nation and the repression of women. Finding other like minded women in Beijing and then travelling to Japan to study reinforces her view that nationalist action is required to reform China.
Discussion: Invited Speaker from Chinese Embassy, Deborah Lavin, writer
Nearest tube: Warren Street. Overground: Euston.
Buses: 10, 14, 18, 24, 27, 29, 30, 73, 88, 134, 205, 390.
Booking information: tickets are available from 10.20 am on the day and may not be booked in advance.
Admission £10, concessions £8. Annual members £6/£4. Sorry no credit cards.