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October 28, 2008

Maynooth Film for All: Film Club screens LUST CAUTION


Maynooth Film For All, Film Club screens Lust, Caution on Wednesday 5th
November @ 7.45pm in John Hume Building JHL2, NUI Maynooth. New members
always welcome.

The supremely versatile Taiwanese director Ang Lee has collected a slew of awards, most recently the Venice Film Festival's premier prize for his latest movie, Lust, Caution. It was his second time in three years to win, following his success with Brokeback Mountain in 2005.

Both films are based on short stories written by women. In Lee's adaptation of the Annie Proulx story, the gay cowboys were driven by lust for each other and restrained by caution in a conservative era. In Lust, Caution, a story written by the late Eileen Chang, sex becomes a weapon in a murder plot.

Opening in Japanese-occupied Shanghai in 1942, Lust, Caution introduces its young protagonist, Mrs Mak (Tang Wei), as she joins affluent older women playing mah-jong, snacking on dim sum and gossiping inside a heavily guarded compound for senior government officials and their families. In contrast, out on the streets, outside their privileged milieu, food queues and fuel shortages prevail.

All the screenings are preceded by a brief introduction and some contextual information by staff from various Departments of NUI Maynooth, with a chance to engage in some lively chat and discussion afterwards.

Membership is open to all over 18yrs. and costs €39.00 for the remaining season of seven films. For joining and full membership details for Maynooth Film for all Film Club log onto The Arts Service welcomes feedback and suggestions. For further information or queries concerning Arts Service programming please contact Brenda Brady Tel: 045 448328 or

Download Maynooth Film For all 08/09 Brochure here.