FREE Admission at the 8th Spring Film Festival

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Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies will hold the 8th Spring Film Festival on January 24-February 2, 2014 at Shangri-La Plaza Mall. This is in time for the Chinese New Year! It will show eight Chinese films for FREE, all with English subtitles.

Tan Momo, a gifted musician, has entered the Conservatory of Music to learn to play the Guqin. After his graduation, he and his friends finally come into contact with real life. They are faced with conflicts between love and morality, ideals and their family. How will these young people deal with life's challenges?

The epic story of a family separated as a result of the Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976.

Naturally built and gifted for the sport, Zhipeng has fallen in love with parkour. He constantly practices the sport despite his mother strong disapproval. As a clash between the two generations arises, Zhipeng is forced to choose between parkour and his mother's wishes.

Jobless, divorced with a child to support, Liu Yishou is forced to teach Go to children to earn a living. Unexpectedly, he discovers his son, Xiaochuan, has a natural talent for the game. Liu Yishou then decides his son's skills.

After four years of searching, Li Mi was forced to break up with her missing boyfriend, Fang Wen. As she witnesses an eerie murder, she is lead to a man who is nearly identical to her lover. Could he be Fang Wen?

Having just arrived from his studies in Japan, Huang Xing finds his beloved country in a middle of a crisis. Starvation and violence have erupted and political reforms are of no help. Left with a few choices, Huang Xing picks up his sword to lead a long rebellion against the Qing Dynasty and the New Army.

Being a simple village mother, Mrs. Geng found it hard to enjoy the city life despite improved living conditions. She cannot help but feel isolated and lonely. One begins to wonder if life is really just about material wealth or something more.

As a female singer, May has lost her voice and has reached rock bottom. Despite receiving kindness from Xiao Mo and her new neighbors, May remains melancholic. Baffled by her dejectedness, Xiao Mo finally realizes that May has left her heart somewhere at a different place and has gone oon this journey to be found.

8th Spring Film Festival Schedule
January 24, 2014 (Friday)
12 p.m. Thei-Go King and His Son
2:30 p.m. 1911 Revolution
7 p.m. Aftershock (Gala Night - by invite only)

January 25, 2014 (Saturday)

12:15 p.m. Where is My Home
2:30 p.m. 1911 Revolution
5 p.m. Li Mi Conjecture
7:30 p.m. Aftershock

January 26, 2014 (Sunday)

12 p.m. Aftershock
2:45 p.m. Thei-Go King and His Son
5:15 p.m. 1911 Revolution
7:45 p.m. Let's Fall in Love

January 27, 2014 (Monday)
12:30 p.m. Snowfall in Taipei
2:45 p.m. City Monkey
4:45 p.m. Where is My Home
7:30 p.m. Aftershock

January 28, 2014 (Tuesday)

1 p.m. Li Mi Conjecture
3:30 p.m. Let's Fall in Love
5:30 p.m. Where is My Home
7:30 p.m. 1911 Revolution

January 29, 2014 (Wednesday)
12:45 p.m. Li Mi Conjecture
3:30 p.m. Snowfall in Taipei
5:45 p.m. Aftershock
8 p.m. Let's Fall in Love

January 30, 2014 (Thursday)
1 p.m. City Monkey
3 p.m. Thei-Go King and His Son
5:30 p.m. 1911 Revolution
7:45 p.m. Snowfall in Taipei

January 31, 2014 (Friday)

12:30 p.m. Aftershock
3:15 p.m. City Monkey
5:15 p.m. 1911 Revolution
7:45 p.m. Where is My Home

February 1, 2014 (Saturday)
12:30 p.m. Li Mi Conjecture
2:30 p.m. 1911 Revolution
5 p.m. Snowfall in Taipei
7:30 p.m. Aftershock

February 2, 2014 (Sunday)

12:45 p.m. City Monkey
2:45 p.m. Aftershock
5:30 p.m. Let's Fall in Love
7:30 p.m. 1911 Revolution

Besides the filmfest, there will be a Chinese painting exhibit (January 24-February 6) and a workshop on Chinese painting and crafts (February 1 at 2-4 PM).
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