Chinese Film Festival Cardiff 2017: China’s Millennials (80s/90s): New Minds – Old World – 16th and 17th February 2017, Cardiff, UK

16/02/2017 - 17/02/2017, 9:30 - 17:00

Film Screening (Chinese Film with English Subtitle) and Fun Talk

Free Entrance, Refreshments and Lunch

16th Feb 2017 9:30am – 5:00pm (Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University)

9:30am Reception and Introduction

10:00am – 1:00pm Chinese woman: the past, the west, the changed and the unchanged

10:00am – 12:00noon Soul Mate (七月与安生) Director:Derek Tsang, 2016, 110mins
30 year-old working woman Li Ansheng’s life in Shanghai is suddenly disrupted by the publication of a novel, entitled “Qiyue and Ansheng”, a chronicle of her friendship with Qi Yue during her youth. Coupled with an accidental encounter with Su Jia Ming, a past love, her long repressed memories are unleashed with the force of a tsunami-The two girls seemed destined to become friends from the moment they entered high school. Though they were inseparable and believed that their bond would last for the rest of their lives, the cruelty of youth eventually led them to separate paths…

12:00noon – 12:30pm Bing Leng Chang He (冰冷长河) Director: Tony Zeng, 2016, 30 mins
A short story of one family, two counties, three generations, and four women.

12:30pm – 1:00pm “Chinese woman in 100 years” by Shulin Gong & Kevin Gao (PhDs in JOMEC, Cardiff Uni.)
“China’s Image Overseas” by Yakun Yu (PhD, Swansea University)

12:30pm – 1:30pm Refreshments and Break

1:30pm – 5:00pm Dilemma of China millennials

1:30pm-3:00pm The Dog (狗) Director: Lam Can-zhao, 2015, 88mins
Working outside, or going back home? Keeping the dog, or selling it? Being a poet, or a drug dealer? Buddhist rules, or business? In a money-oriented society, young Chinese generation often get lost in front of money, thus forget their dreams and fail to get inner peace.

3:00pm – 3:30pm “who kills the romance: the dilemma of identity” by Cui Wei (PhD, the University of Leicester) and Zan Cheng (PhD, UEA)

3:30pm- 5:00pm a Lifetime Poem Director (诗之一生) Shiwei Kang, 2016, 95mins
This film talks about a real story happened in Tibetan today. Sonam Darge, a young Tibetan lama, lives in the Serthar Buddhist Institute, which is kept inaccessible to the outside world. Darge was born in Serthar and his father is the head of a town. Darge has dreamed of becoming a monk since he was little, even though it was disapproved by his parents, he made his dream come true when he was 7. After then, this romantic soul fell in love with poems, through which he expressed hardship and his reflection for life…

17th Feb 2017 9:30am – 5:00pm Confucius Institute, Cardiff University

10:00am – 3:00pm Gay and Lesbian in China

10:00am – 1:00pm Mama Rainbow (彩虹妈妈) & Papa Rainbow (彩虹爸爸) Director: Popo Fan, 2016

1:00pm – 2:00pm Refreshments and Break

2:00pm – 3:00pm “Gay and Lesbian in China” Popo Fan(film director) and Tianyang Zhou (PhD in Sussex Uni.)

3:00pm – 5:00pm Table Talk

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