Chinese Film Festival



Chinese Film Festival


Student Short Film Competition

Wednesday, April 20th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm | MSC 2503

  1. Heart Breaking肝肠寸段The White Tiger Film Group
    A martial arts woman fights for money to cure the heart disease of her only son: will both of them survive the hardships of life and the heart-transplant surgery?

  2. Mama’s Noodles 妈妈的面by the Grandma Film Group
    In the face of sinister economic oppression, Mama and her family must learn the true meaning of perseverance and the power of collective struggle. How can they overcome the forces of greed inequality?

  3. The Depressed Heart苦闷的心 by the Five Dumplings Film Group
    A murder mystery: the convoluted love triangle, the conflict between the “old” and the “new” women, the “Western” and the Chinese. Is there a way out for any of the trapped parties?

  4. Chinese Nostalgia 中国怀旧by the Right-Wing Film Group
    The reflection of a Chinese man on his paths taken: from young to middle-aged, from rural to urban, from a farmer to a businessman. What’s the cost for success?

  5. Cut by the Dancing Devil Film Group
    Feeling the pressure of college and the expectations of a professor, Zhēn Yǐng begins a journey of self-discovery that manifests itself in a new hairstyle.


“Cinematic Landscapes of the Real in a Globalizing China”

Guest Speaker: Dr. Yingjin Zhang | University of California, San Diego

Thursday, April 21st, 4:00 – 5:00 pm | MSC 2501


By analyzing landscape, mindscape, and ethnoscape as three intertwining tropes of signification and nature, truth, and polylocality as three focal concerns, this lecture seeks to advance our understanding of a complex, ongoing process of negotiation between the artist, the real, and visual technology in Chinese cinema since the mid-1980s. Clips of films by the Fifth Generation, the Sixth Generation and the Post-Sixth Generation will be shown to illustrate the changing landscape in contemporary Chinese cinema.
Dr. Zhang is a Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Chinese Studies and Chair of the Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego, USA

Film Screening: “24-City”

Thursday, April 20th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm | MSC 2501
Space is limited, so please RSVP to Amanda Johnson if you would like to attend any of the three events. 

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