Chinese Cinema Season announces partnership with cinemas across the country

Chinese Cinema Season announces its partnership with cinemas across the country to showcase highlights from the programme. The partner cinemas so far confirmed include Home in Manchester, Rio and Genesis in London, Cardiff’s Chapter, Reading Film Theatre, Sheffield’s Workstation and Kinokulture in Oswestry. These venues will curate their own bespoke selection of films from the Season and offer access to the season’s viewing platform on Chinesefilm.uk to their respective audiences. In this way, venues will share the revenue with the Chinese Cinema Season organisers: Trinity Cineasia, Filming East Festival and UK-China Film Collab.

The Season is also rolling out its next batch of programming including another UK premiere, The Reunions, the new film by Dong Chenpeng which is one of the first “post-pandemic” productions and Chengpeng’s first foray into arthouse film from the successful commercial filmmaker. Available now is Blind Massage, a Berlinale Silver Bear winning film by sixth generation director Lou Ye. Coming soon is The Eight Hundred, the 2020 historical war film directed by and co-written by Guan Hu which Trinity Cineasia released last year. The Eight Hundred became the highest-grossing film at last year’s global box office, even beating Christopher Nolan’s Tenet.

New filmmaker Q&As have also been added to the site including Ilo Ilo director Anthony Chen.

Virtual Cinema Venues:

Further cinemas to be confirmed

Rio Cinema

Link: https://www.riocinemastore.com/chinese-cinema-season

Genesis Cinema

Link to follow

Highlights: SWAS, Monkey King: Havoc in Heaven, Lotus LanternThe Cowboy’s Flute, A First Farewell, The Rocking SkyIlo Ilo, China’s Van GoghsThe Reunions

HOME Manchester

Link to follow

Highlight: The Reunions

Kinokulture

Link: https://www.kinokulture.org.uk/page/virtualscreenings 

Highlights: A First Farewell, Nezha Conquers the Dragon King, SWAS, The ReunionsSuzhou River and The Shadow Play

Sheffield Workstation

Link: https://www.showroomworkstation.org.uk/info/showroom-at-home

Highlights: to follow

Chapter, Cardiff

Link to follow

Highlights include: The Shadow Play, A First FarewellNe Zha Conquers the Dragon KingSWAS

Reading Film Theatre

Link to follow

Highlight: The Reunions

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