Annual Spring Film Festival aims to connect China and PH

P O S T E D   O N   F E B R U A R Y   7,  2 0 1 7

B y:  M a j e l   B.  N o c o s


Mandaluyong City – For the annual celebration of Chinese New Year, Ateneo de Manila University once again organized a Spring Film Festival, which returned to Shang Cineplex at the Shangri-la Plaza for its eleventh year from January 25-29.

There are 6 chosen films from China Cinema to be shown in Cinema 4 of Shang Cineplex. It was carefully chosen according to the taste of the Filipinos for movies, as what Mr. Sidney Bata, Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies’ director, said in an interview:

“The six films were chosen for Filipinos’ disposition towards  rom-com, family and comedy”.

It includes: the Wolf Totem (2015); directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, Complicated love story (2013); by Kiwi Chow, Everybody’s fine; by Zhang Meng, Horse play (2014); by Lee Chi-ngai, Red Amnesias (2014); by Wang Xiaoshuai. All these films according to Mr. Bata, it will be shown in DCP (Digital Cinema Package) to bring better quality films.


Posters by Tricia Lao and Dominique Yu

Aside from film showing, Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies, also organized events, such as: Chinese Music Concert, Chinese Painting Exhibit, and Chinese Pastel Painting Workshops.

It was attended by many Chinese, Chinese-Filipino and even Filipino people from different ages. This annual event aims to promote Chinese culture and traditions through films and build connection between the two countries (i.e., China and Philippines) as what Sir Bata stated, in the Gala night last January 25.


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