Monday, January 19, 2009

CHINESE SPRING FILM FESTIVAL

The Ateneo de Manila University, Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies and Ateneo Celadon present this year’s Spring Film Festival at the Shangri-la Plaza Mall. From January 21-27, get your tickets now for only P100!



Featured Films:
ALL THE WAY directed by Shi Runjiu (2001)
An innocent is drawn into a life of crime by a woman's wiles in this drama from China. Wang (Jiang Wu) is a naive truck driver who gives a ride to Molly (Karen Mok),a pretty girl who works at a beauty salon. What Wang doesn't know is that Molly's boyfriend is a professional thief. Through his generosity he is drawn into a heist planned by Molly and her significant other. When the crime attracts the attention of the police, Wang finds himself sinking deeper into hot water.

ELECTRIC SHADOWS directed by Xiao Jiang (2006)
While riding his bike, Mao Xiaobing (Xia Yu), is attacked by Ling-Ling (Qi Zhongyang). Apart from not explaining her attack, Ling Ling asks that he feeds her fish while she is in custody. He later finds out that her humble apartment in fact houses a shrine to his favorite form of escape - the movies. He finds the screenplay of her life in a form of a diary and sets his imagination to wander off, trying to discover what other common aspects they both possess apart from their love for movies. This is director Xiao Jang's first feature film.

LUXURY CAR directed by Jiang Cheng Xia Ri (2006)
An old school teacher from the country side journeys to the city of Wuhan in search of his only son. His dying wife has requested to see her boy one last time. He is met by his daughter, Yanhong, who works in a karaoke bar. She then introduces him her boyfriend and to a police officer who sympathizes with his plight and agrees to help. Things get complicated as the policeman slowly notices that Yanhong's boyfriend, an older man and owner of the bar, as a man he arrested 10 years ago.

A WORLD WITHOUT THIEVES directed by Feng Xiaogang (2004)
Bo (Andy Lau) and Li (Rene Liu) should have made the perfect Bonnie and Clyde, partners in crime and passion. They swindle their way across China, until one fine day Li suddenly decides to call it quits, both to her egregious lifestyle and to her entanglement with Bo. It is at this crossroad in their lives and relationships that they run into Fu Gen (Wang Baoquiang) in a train station, an encounter that will alter their fate forever.

SCREENING SCHEDULE
January 21, Wednesday
1.00-2.30 Luxury Car
3.00-4.25 All The Way
4.55-6.30 Electric Shadows
7.30 World Without Thieves Gala night - invitational

January 22, Thursday
2.20-4.00 World Without Thieves
4.30 - 6.05 Electric Shadows
6.35-8.00 All The Way
8.30-10.00 Luxury Car

January 23, Friday
2.20-345 All The Way
4.15-5.45 Luxury Car
6.15-7.55 World Without Thieves
8.25-10.00 Electric Shadows

January 24, Saturday
2.20-3.50 Luxury Car
4.20-5.45 All The Way
6.15-7.50 Electric Shadows
8.20-10.00 World Without Thieves

January 25, Sunday
2.20-4.00 World Without Thieves
4.30-6.05 Electric Shadows
6.35-8.00 All The Way
8.30-10.00 Luxury Car

January 26, Monday
2.20-3.55 Electric Shadows
4.25-6.05 World Without Thieves
6.35-8.05 Luxury Car
8.35-10.00 All The Way

January 27, Tuesday
2.20-3.45 All The Way
4.15-5.45 Luxury Car
6.15-7.55 World Without Thieves
8.25-10.00 Electric Shadows

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