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Friday, August 25, 2006

Chinese Film Festival

There was no SFC this week, but there is a Chinese Film Festival on this weekend in Port of Spain. Details:

The Chinese Bicentennial Committee will be showcasing a series of Chinese movies.

Where: Chinese Association, St Ann's
When: Thursday 24th August to Saturday August 26th: 8:00 p.m. nightly.
Admission: Free

Thursday Aug 24: Shanghai Triad
Cast: Gong Li, Li Baotian, Wang Xiaoxiao, Sun Chun
Rated: R (Violence, mature themes)
Running Length: 1 Hour 48 minutes
Synopsis: Shanghai Triad delves deeply into the workings of Shanghai's gangland during the 1930s. Reminiscent of Prohibition-era Chicago--and therefore depicting the universality of organized crime--Shanghai Triad is a fascinating, though, imperfect, look at the lure and power of greed to corrupt and destroy.

Friday Aug 25: The Road Home
Cast: Ziyi Zhang, Honglei Sun, Hao Zheng
Rated: G
Running Length: 1 Hour 29 minutes
Synopsis: The Road Home is a simple touching and tender love story about a city businessman Luo Yusheng returning to his home village in North China for the funeral of his father, the village teacher.

Saturday Aug 26: To Live
Cast: Ge You, Gong Li, Niu Ben, Guo Tao, Jiang Wu
Rated: No MPAA rating (Mature themes, violence)
Running Length: 2 Hours 13 minutes
Synopsis: This is a story whose underlying central theme is expressed in the title: through all the struggles, hardships and moments of rare magic and joy, the characters continue their lives. No matter how bleak the circumstances appear, the only choice is to go on.


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