Film/Public Viewing, Literatur/Performance

Literature & Film: Red Sorghum – DAS ROTE KORNFELD – Mo Yan

Lesung Irmi Horn

Irmi Horn is reading some parts of the beautiful and unforgettable novel  set in 1930s rural China from the Nobel Prize-winning author.
Spanning three generations, this novel of family and myth is told through a series of flashbacks that depict events of staggering horror set against a landscape of gemlike beauty as the Chinese battle both the Japanese invaders and each other in the turbulent 1930s.

Mo Yan was born in 1956 in Shandong, northeastern China. The author of over forty short stories and five novels, he is the most critically acclaimed Chinese writer of his generation, in both China and the West. The critically acclaimed film version of the novel, Red Sorghum, won first prize in the Golden Bear Awards at the Berlin Film Festival in 1988. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2012.

After reading she compares the text with the cinema art – CHN: 20:30

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