CHINA@Manchester presented by the University of Manchester and the City of Manchester, is the first UK festival to explore contemporary Chinese culture, with an exciting range of events, from summits on sustainability and the media economy to an online cuisine guide.

At Cornerhouse you can discover the work of two of China’s finest filmmakers, directors Jia Zhangke and Li Yang, whose films have screened to international acclaim and awards, marking out a new and distinctive identity for Chinese cinema.

With thanks to Jenny Hall. 

Please note: due to unforeseeable changes in their promotional and filming schedule,  directors Jia Zhangke and Li Yang are not able to make a stop at Cornerhouse as previously advertised in our programme. We would like to apologise for this disappointment but do not let this deter you from watching their films. You are in for a treat.

Previously in this season

Blind Shaft

A powerful and realistic exposé of the dangerous conditions found in China’s many illegal private mines.

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The World

Tao triumphantly announces that she is going to India, but the exotic location of her dreams is in fact the dreary, hermetic Beijing World Park,…

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Director Jia Zhangke's epic tale of a changing China covers the years 1979 to 1990 and the mutation of a troupe of young performers.

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Panel Discussion: Chinese Cinema Now – CHANGE OF PROGRAMME

CHANGE OF PROGRAMME Due to our guests' change of schedules, this panel discussion will be replaced by an illustrated talk on the aesthetics and the…

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