Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Chinese Visual Festival 2014

Still from Zhen Kuo's film Burned Wings
The Chinese Visual Festival is back for its third year!  The festival comprises of short and feature film screenings from mainland China, Tibet and Taiwan.
Art-house auteur Jia Zhangke comes to the festival this year for a series of screenings and a Q&A.  Jia Zhangke's A Touch of Sin feature film is showing - an oblique homage to the legendary wuxia kung fu film A Touch of Zen directed by King Hu.  See trailer below.

I am pleased to announce that I will be joined by Taiwanese director Chen Yin Yen on this Saturday's Lucky Cat radio show.  Chen's film The Way We Are is a documentary which focuses on the relationship of two visually impaired people, a woman named Ningyu and a nearly-blind man called Shufeng.
Still from Chen Yin Yen's The Way We Are

This year British Chinese filmmakers are encouraged to get involved as there is a Local Chinese Language Filmmaker Workshop.

A full schedule of the Festival can be found here:
Venues: King's College London & The British Film Institute

As well as film screenings there are some great talks, including one by writer and East Asian cinema connoisseur Tony Rayns.

7 – 17 May 2014 Anatomy Museum King’s College London
Partnership with China Culture Connect + King’s College Cultural Institute
Painting, Installation, Video, Photography, Performance, Multimedia and so on
Total 23 projects.

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