Tuesday, November 29, 2016

New Chinese movie Suddenly 17 (28岁未成年) in Pittsburgh, from December 2.

The 2016 Chinese movie Suddenly 17 (28岁未成年) will play at the AMC Loews Waterfront theater from December 2. An Associated Press write-up provides a summary of the directorial debut of Zhang Mo, the daughter of filmmaker Zhang Yimou:
Set for release next month, "Suddenly Seventeen" is based on a novel published on the internet. It's part of a hugely popular genre among young Chinese that focuses mainly on fantasy and romance tales and has spawned movies and web series.

In Zhang's film, the 28-year-old protagonist, Liang Xia, played by Ni Ni, is unhappy in love and eats a magical chocolate that wipes her memory and turns her back into a 17-year-old. Zhang says she seized on the short novel's premise and characters, but rather than keeping Liang at 17, her heroine flips back and forth in age every five hours, creating conflict and drama.
Tickets and showtimes are available at the AMC Loews Waterfront website. The theater is located at 300 West Waterfront Dr. in the Waterfront shopping complex in Homestead (map), across the Monongahela River from Greenfield, Squirrel Hill, and the rest of Pittsburgh.