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Chinese film festival features romantic comedies, kung-fu genre movies

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In celebration of the Chinese lunar New Year on Feb. 10, Shangri-La Plaza will be holding the Spring Film Festival Feb. 1-10. Six Chinese films with English subtitles that promote Chinese culture are included on the lineup.

Sidney Christopher T. Bata, director of  Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies at Ateneo de Manila University, chose the films, with the approval of the Chinese embassy.

The selection, he said, focuses on wholesome themes, “with some rom-com [romantic comedy] and a little kung fu.”

“The Spring Film Festival has been ongoing for seven years, and most of the moviegoers are students and families,” he said. “We chose films that are relatable to the Filipino audience.”

“Piano in a Factory” was screened during the press launch. It tells the story of a father who is struggling through divorce and fighting for the custody of his daughter, while pursuing a music career.

Opening the festival on Feb. 1 is “2 Become 1,” a movie that focuses on breast cancer. It is about the changes in the life of advertising executive Bingo Leung after discovering a lump in her breast.

The Zhang Ziyi film “Jasmine Women” is expected to draw a big crowd. It is a drama that focuses on how a family “overcomes a tragic history, as each daughter repeats the mistakes of the mother.” It is directed by Hou Young.

“Golden Times” is about the duo of teacher Fang and police officer Sun Dayang who put up a home for children left by parents to work in other cities.

Other films are “Storm Warriors,” a Hong Kong fantasy action film, and “Space Dream,” about Zhang Tiancong, a Chinese astronaut.

The movies will be shown for free, but moviegoers must line up for tickets at the cinema booth before the screening.

Related events

The book, “Chinese Painting in the Philippines,” will be launched during the film festival. It is a 180-page art book featuring the works of Chinese-Filipino artists. “The 2013 Spring Festival Chinese Painting Exhibit” and “On the Wings of Culture Chinese Photo Exhibit” will also be mounted at Edsa Shang.

Call tel. 6337851 loc. 113; visit www.shangrila-plaza.com; add shangrilaplazaofficialfanpage on Facebook.


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

    i will not watch any of these garbage

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZCXZGEDOWCMDZ7OW4WEAZ5DKBQ manga

    STOP SUPPORTING ANYTHING FROM TRAITORS

    • DakuAkongUtin

      Monggo, maghuhuramentado ka na . Hindi ka na makakauwi ng bahay.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

      Chinese being loyal to China is not treachery. ATrillanes selling Kalayaan to China with Pnoy’s blessing is treachery.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XJ6M3EEK5LGN77YOMKJHBCXF7Q jeronimo

    Dakuakonguten Balik ka na sa china, uwi ka na!

  • i_am_filipino

    Full of fool fantasies. They are not funny, they are totally disgracefully annoying. Totally non sense film. The PHilippine comedy film is best in ASIA.

    • DakuAkongUtin

       Seloso ka lang,  manunuod ka lang ng iyakan sa inyong teleseryes  at magiging bayut.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/XJ6M3EEK5LGN77YOMKJHBCXF7Q jeronimo

        pano nalaman? sigulo ikaw nood din amin teleserye ha?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/XJ6M3EEK5LGN77YOMKJHBCXF7Q jeronimo

        sigulo wala bayot china? uwi ka na china tapos gaya mo teleserye namin… pala melon na bayut sa inyo…. uwi ka na ha…..

  • DAMBUHALA

    pauwiin na lahat ng TSIKWA dito sa Pilipinas sa CHINA……  kung ayaw umuwi….. uubusin nalang natin sila sa mga ambush…… para matauhan sila..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

    I don’t see why cultural exchanges should elicit hostility from commenters. It’s free entertainment. At the very least, you get to enjoy premium movie seats to sleep for two hours.

    • JOSE RIZAL

       to patronize those who rob us of our patrimony is stupidity. they must be opposed at all cost.



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