Chinese Film Week: September 7 – 12

7th September, 2022

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival – and the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Australia and China – with six recent film hits screening over the next six days. In recent years, China has become the world’s largest film industry, and selections include an award-winning tearjerker (HI, MOM), a look at the early days of COVID-19 (ODE TO THE SPRING), a 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. Sessions commence at 7:30 PM, with the exception of Sunday’s screening, which starts at 3 PM.

Films will be screened in their original language with English subtitles. Presented by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.

1. WED 7 SEP @ 7:30 PM – HI, MOM (PG, 128 mins, 2021)

After her mother is killed in a car accident, a young woman finds herself transported back in time to the 1980s where she befriends her mother in her youth. (Please note that this film replaces the previously advertised I AM WHAT I AM at the same date and time.)

2. THU 8 SEP @ 7:30 PM – ODE TO THE SPRING (M, 122 mins, 2022)

Five intertwined tales exploring ordinary heroes – doctors, patients, volunteers – as they face the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan.

3. FRI 9 SEP @ 7:30 PM – SISTER (M, 127 mins, 2021)

When her parents are killed in an accident, a young woman must choose between independence or raising her 6-year-old half brother.

4. SAT 10 SEP @ 7:30 PM – NICE VIEW (PG, 106 mins, 2022)

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.

5. SUN 11 SEP @ 3 PM – MOZART FROM SPACE (PG, 136 mins, 2022)

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.

6. MON 12 SEP @ 7:30 PM – THE EIGHT HUNDRED (MA, 149 mins, 2020)

In 1937, during the Battle of Shanghai, a group of Chinese soldiers are ordered to defend a crucial warehouse from invading Japanese forces