Cal Lutheran to screen ‘The Last Emperor’ International Film Festival event to be held at Muvico

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drug arial, cure sans-serif;”>California Lutheran University will present a free screening of “The Last Emperor,” the winner of nine Academy Awards, as part of its International Film Festival.

The 1987 film will be shown at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at Muvico Thousand Oaks 14.

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, “The Last Emperor” is based on the true story of Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi, the last ruler in China’s Qing Dynasty. Told in a series of flashbacks, the film stretches from Pu Yi’s installation as a toddler in 1908 to his death in 1967. It depicts his exile, his reign as a puppet of Japan in Manchukuo, his capture by the Soviet army, and his imprisonment and political re-education by the Communist Party of China.

“The Last Emperor” won nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. It also won four Golden Globes including Best Film – Drama, Best Director and Best Screenplay.

The PG-13 film features some Chinese with English subtitles.

Cal Lutheran’s Department of Languages and Cultures is sponsoring the screening. The International Film Festival will continue with the German movie “Good Bye Lenin!” at 8 p.m. March 17 and the Italian film “The Mafia Kills Only in the Summer” at 7 p.m. April 13.

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The theater is located at 166 W. Hillcrest Drive.

For more information, contact Debby Chang at [email protected].

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