7:30 PM, 7th September, 2022
Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with six recent films from China, which has become the world's largest film industry over the past two years. Selections include an animated coming-of-age story about lion dancers (I Am What I Am), a look at the early days of COVID-19 in Wuhan (Ode to the Spring), a legendary historical war epic (The Eight Hundred) and a heartfelt tale of sisterly love (Sister).
All screenings are FREE to attend and open to the public – no membership or registration is required. All sessions commence at 7:30 PM, with the exception of Sunday's screening, which starts at 3 PM.
Films will be presented in their original language with English subtitles. Proudly presented by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
1. WEDNESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER @ 7:30 PM – I AM WHAT I AM (雄獅少年)
Director: Sun Haipeng
Three bullied teenagers set out to learn traditional lion dancing under the tutelage of an eccentric teacher, discovering their courage in the process.
(PG, 104 mins, 2021)
2. THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER @ 7:30 PM – ODE TO THE SPRING (你是我的春天)
Directors: Zhou Nan, Zhang Chi, Tian Yusheng, Dong Yue, Rao Xiaozhi
Five intertwined tales exploring ordinary heroes – doctors, patients, volunteers – as they face the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan.
(M, 122 mins, 2022)
3. FRIDAY 9 SEPTEMBER @ 7:30 PM – SISTER (我的姐姐)
Director: Yin Ruoxi
When her parents are killed in an accident, a young woman must choose between independence or raising her 6-year-old half brother.
(M, 127 mins, 2021)
4. SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER @ 7:30 PM – NICE VIEW (奇迹·笨小孩)
Director: Wen Muye
A tech-savvy 20-year-old orphan sets out to do whatever it takes to earn enough money to pay for his 6-year-old sister's heart surgery.
(PG, 106 mins, 2022)
5. SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER @ 3 PM – MOZART FROM SPACE (外太空的莫扎特)
Director: Chen Sicheng
The lives of a father and his rebellious 14-year-old son are changed forever by the mysterious arrival of a musical alien named Mozart.
(PG, 136 mins, 2022)
6. MONDAY 12 SEPTEMBER @ 7:30 PM – THE EIGHT HUNDRED (八佰)
Director: Guan Hu
In 1937, during the Battle of Shanghai, a group of Chinese soldiers are ordered to defend a warehouse from invading Japanese forces.
(MA, 149 mins, 2020)