IU CINEMA: The Great Buddha+

  • November 17, 2018
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-856-CINE
  • 7:00 PM to 8:42 PM
  • $4 IUB students, $7 non-students

The Great Buddha+ vividly illustrates a corrupted village in rural southern Taiwan with memorable style, heartfelt empathy, and whimsical humor. By switching between shots of black-and-white and glamorous colors, the film’s cinematography underlines the gap between the lives and worlds of the have-nots and elites. Security guard Pickle and his trash collector friend, Belly Button, kill time together in night shifts watching the American-educated boss’s dash-cam recordings of his various sexual encounters with women. Against the buddies’ will, something horrifying rather than erotic reveals itself. Contains mature content, including violence, sexual situations, and strong language. In Minnan with English subtitles.

IU CINEMA: The Great Buddha+