Category Archives: Chinese Film Night 中国电影之夜

April 26: “葉問 (Ip Man)”

This biographical kung fu movie tells the story of Ip Man, the grand master of Wing Chun style who famously taught Bruce Lee.  Starring kung fu star Donny Yen (who recently appeared in the new Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One), Ip Man was well received in China and has seen two sequels.  In this first film, Ip Man…
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April 12: “画皮 (Painted Skin)“

This award-winning action romance is set in a fantastical reimagining of the early Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE).  Warriors and demons must deal with life, death, and love on the border of Han civilization. The film was a monumental success in China and a sequel is currently in the works. This film will be shown in…
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March 15: “人再囧途之泰囧 (Lost in Thailand)”

This hilarious and absurd comedy is immensely popular in China.  It portrays two competing scientists and an over-eager tourist visiting Thailand.  Shenanigans ensue, but the film all leads to an uplifting conclusion. Despite, or maybe because of, its lack of pretense, the film was a critical success in Asia.  It was the first Chinese film…
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February 8: “唐山大地震 (Aftershock)”

This IMAX disaster-drama depicts the 1976 Tangshan Earthquake through the eyes of two children orphaned by the disaster.  The film was a critical success in Asia and was considered one of the best Chinese films of 2010. This film will be shown in Breland Room 170A at 7:00 PM.

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April 26th: “夏洛特烦恼 (Goodbye Mr.Loser)”

It is a 2015 comedy film. Comedians Shen Teng and Mai Li star in this film adaptation of the very popular Mainland theater play following the story of a middle-aged loser who finds himself magically transported back to his high school years, enabling him to fix all his life’s mistakes.

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April 12th: “可可西里 (KeKe XiLi)”

A 2004 film by Chinese director Lu Chuan that depicts the struggle between vigilante rangers and bands of poachers in the remote Tibetan region of Kekexili. 中国电影之夜 Breland Hall, Room 170A – 7pm All movies have English subtitles.

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March 3rd: “一个都不能少 (Not One Less)”

A 1999 drama film by Chinese director Zhang Yimou, set in the People’s Republic of China during the 1990s, the film centers on a 13-year-old substitute teacher, Wei Minzhi, in the Chinese countryside. A moving look at the urban-rural divide. 中国电影之夜 Breland Hall, Room 170A – 7pm All movies have English subtitles.

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February 9th: “十七岁的单车 (Beijing Bicycle)”

A 2001 Chinese drams film by Sixth Generation Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai, this is the story of a young man who comes up from countryside to work and another young man who goes to expensive private school and the bicycle they unwillingly share. 中国电影之夜 Breland Hall, Room 170A – 7pm All movies have English subtitles.

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December 1st: “赤壁 (Red Cliff)”

2008 ‧ Drama/Action ‧ 2h 30m In ancient China, the emperor of the Han Dynasty allows General Cao Cao (Fengyi Zhang) to declare war against the rebellious southern provinces, with the intention of unifying the entire country. Cao’s large army quickly advances, killing civilians and soldiers alike. To resist Cao, the southern warlords form an…
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