9th Spring Film Festival

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 jeffrey siy 0 Comments

Spend the love month with your special someone watching a roster of superb Chinese movies in the 9th Spring Film Festival. Six award winning films will be featured this year including Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit, Love Deposit, Sunlight on Fingertips, Beijing Blues, The Grandmaster, and Caught in the Web. Watch as many Chinese films as you can for FREE! Just be sure to be at Shang Cinepex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall on the scheduled movie dates at least two (2) hours before the screening time to guarantee your seat. This annual festival aims to promote Chinese language and culture in mainstream Philippines society, particularly among the youth, so that they may become bridges between the Philippines and China.

http://www.boy-kuripot.com/2015/02/9th-spring-film-festival.html

Synopsis:

Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit
  • A dying Sifu flees from the Imperial City to a small village. He met a humble farmhouse cook named Tu, who at the request of the dying Sifu, must return a very important Kung Fu Academy Tablet to Sifu's daughter, Moli, in the Imperial City. Never having been to the city, Tu already gets off to a dangerous start - the old master and Moli have gone missing. Tu has no choice but to stay in the Academy to wait for their return. He's bullied from day one for not knowing Kung fu. But serving as a cook there, he picks up some kung fu as days went by. He then meets a mysterious girl (Moli) who identifies herself as Moyan, to protect her safety. Tu doesn't know that this girl is the one he's supposed to pass the tablet to. Moreover, the villain Slash was planning to kill Moli. Will the transfer of powers to Tu be enough to save the Kung Fu Academy?
Love Deposit
  • He Muyang (starring Xia Yu) opens a cafe named “Bank of Love”, where lovers can come over to video-tape what they want to say to each other and will be required to store the tapes for a year, without knowing the contents of it. If they break up after a year and do not come back to pick up the recorded tapes, the tapes will then be destroyed and the deposits confiscated. A girl named Yu Xiaoyu (starring Zhou Hong) wants to retrieve the video her boyfriend recorded, to actually figure out what he said in the video. In the process of dealing with the cafe owner, He Muyang, she encounters challenges from him and twist in the story happens.
Sunlight on Fingertips
  • Sunlight on Fingertips is about the lives of parents who work in the urban city, while their children are left in the county. Shi Xiaohe and Shi Xiaoyu are siblings living in the countryside with their grandfather, while their parents work in the city of Shenzhen. Xiaohe instructs his sister to fail her school exams to get their parents back home. They are scolded by their father for doing this and subsequently Xiaoyu falls ill. In order to be reunited with their parents again, they need to compete to be selected to join the "See Your Family" trip organized by the county. These unattended school children are fighting hard to win the Ferry Boat ace in the spirit of "One Boat, One Mind."
Beijing Blues
  • Zhang Huiling (Zhang Lixian) is a veteran detective in Beijing, where he leads a team specializing in catching pickpockets and scammers. In seven years, Zhang has arrested over 1,600 criminals on the streets. One of his techniques is to use a minicam to record evidence as he follows suspects. One day, after arresting a thief stealing money from a car, he becomes suspicious of the car's owner, Li Wuyi, and follows him, exposing a scam in which children are used to extract money in fake car accidents. While doing so, Zhang hears that a famous thief, Gold-digger Zhang (Zhou Yunpeng) has arrived in town. Zhang Huiling sets out to hunt his most difficult task, which boils down to a battle of wits.
The Grandmaster
  • Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, The Grandmaster, is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China’s last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. Filmed in a range of stunning locations that include the snow-swept landscapes of Northeast China and the subtropical South, THE GRANDMASTER features virtuoso performances by some of the greatest stars of contemporary Asian cinema, including Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang.
Caught in the Web
  • The story begins on a bus, when white-collar worker Ye refuses to give up her seat to a senior citizen. Her defiance is videotaped by a journalist intern and was shown during a news show. The video sparks intense debate on and off the Internet. Some net users searched for Ye's personal information and post it all online. The issue soon brings tremendous changes to the families of both the journalist intern and Ye's work place. Caught in the Web is directed by Chen Kaige, a leading figure of the fifth generation of Chinese cinema.
Promo Mechanics:
  1. Log on to .ateneo-celadon.org to view the screening schedule
  2. Go to Shang Cinepex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall on the scheduled movie dates at least two (2) hours before the screening time to guarantee your seat
  3. First come, first served basis
  4. Watch and enjoy as many films as you can
Promo Period: February 13 - 22, 2015
  • February 13
    • Sunlight on Fingertips - 12NN
    • Legend of Rabbit - 2:30PM
    • Love Deposit - 4:30PM
  • February 14
    • Legend of Rabbit - 12:30PM
    • Beijing Blues - 3PM
    • The Grandmaster - 5:30PM
    • Caught in the Web - 8PM
  • February 15
    • The Grandmaster - 1PM
    • Sunlight on Fingertips - 3:30PM
    • Beijing Blues - 5:30PM
    • Love Deposit - 8PM
  • February 16
    • Beijing Blues - 1PM
    • Legend of Rabbit - 3:30PM
    • Caught in the Web - 5:30PM
    • The Grandmaster - 8PM
  • February 17
    • Caught in the Web - 1PM
    • Love Deposit - 3:30PM
    • Legend of Rabbit - 6PM
    • Sunlight on Fingertips - 8PM
  • February 18
    • Love Deposit - 1PM
    • The Grandmaster - 3PM
    • Beijing Blues - 5:30PM
    • Legend of Rabbit - 8PM
  • February 19
    • Beijing Blues - 1PM
    • The Grandmaster - 3:30PM
    • Sunlight on Fingertips - 6PM
    • Caught in the Web - 8PM
  • February 20
    • Caught in the Web - 1PM
    • Sunlight on Fingertips - 3:30PM
    • Love Deposit - 5:30PM
    • The Grandmaster - 8PM
  • February 21
    • Love Deposit - 1PM
    • Legend of Rabbit - 3:30PM
    • Beijing Blues - 5:30PM
    • Sunlight on Fingertips - 8PM
  • February 22
    • Caught in the Web - 1PM
    • The Grandmaster - 3:30PM
    • Sunlight on Fingertips - 6PM
    • Beijing Blues - 8PM
Promo Prize:
  • FREE Chinese Films (with subtitles)
Upside
  • Watch FREE films
Downside
  • None
For more info, log on to ateneo-celadon.org