For the second year in a row, Brussels is hosting the “Chinese Film Festival”, with an original program of Chinese movie screenings, with the plots involving folk arts, martial arts, calligraphy, nature, myths and legends. Animation, thrillers, documentaries, …, are in the program of this Festival, showing us the newest developments of the “Chinese Film Industry”, the diversity of the recent Chinese Cinema and the talent of its directors and actors.
The opening ceremony of this 2d. “Chinese Film Festival”, organized by the “Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union”, was done, in “Flagey”, on this last thursday October 13th., in the presence of Princess Maria-Esméralda from Belgium, by Madam the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China near the European Union.
This Festival is also part of the 2nd “China Arts Festival in the European Union”, which take place in Brussels, till December 2016, aiming to develop cultural initiatives from China in the “E. U”.
If 3 films (“Song of the Phoenix”, “The Master” and “River Road”) are already projected, 5 more are still on the program, in the “Studio 5” of “Flagey”:
Saturday 15, at 1.10 p.m.: “The Calligraphy Master”
Sunday 16, at 1.15 p.m.: “Somewhere Connected”
Monday 17, at 6.30 p.m.: “Saving Mr. Wu”
Tuesday 18, at 6.30 p.m.: “Roof of the World”
Wednesday 19, at 2 p.m.: “Monkey King: Hero is back”
On Tuesday 18, right after the projection of the « Roof of the World », there will be a discussion with a Tibetan representative, since this documentary film was shoot in the Chinese Region of Tibet. You can see som views of it on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rZMot1rk0cussels.
And if you want discover more of the Chinese Films Productions, the auditorium of the “China Cultural Center” (located on “rue Philippe Le Bon”, Nr. 02) wait for you the all year, with some “Chinese Cinema Evenings”, like, on Wednesday October 26th., with the projection of “Death and Glory in Changde” (Shen Dong/2010/90′), one historical movie, with the 8.000 Chinese soldiers defending the City of Changde, against … 60.000 Japanese soldiers… Continuation on the screem… Entrance is free of charge.
To know more about the Chinese culture, don’t hesitate to visisit: http://www.cccbrussels.be/.