Once Upon a Time in China

A trio of specially selected Chinese films to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. Presented by the Chinese Film Forum UK and supported by the Confucius Institute at The University of Manchester.

The Chinese Film Forum UK is a network based in Manchester that exists for the research and promotion of transnational Chinese film. The network includes Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Salford, The University of Manchester, Confucius Institute, Chinese Arts Centre and Cornerhouse.

Previously in this season

The Road Home

A lyrical love story set in rural China before the Cultural Revolution. Once again, cinematographer turned director Zhang Yimou delivers a visually stunning piece of…

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Springtime in a Small Town

After a harsh winter, springtime is welcomed by the Dai family who live in a small town in post-war Southern China, 1946. The seasonal breezes…

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Still Life

Winner of the Golden Lion at The 2006 Venice Festival. In the symbolic setting of China's Three Gorges Dam two people seek a loved one…

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