Chinese Film Screening
‘The World’ – 24 March 2pm

Join us if you can for the regular programme of Chinese Films on Friday.  All films screened have sub-titles.  Viewing is from 2pm in the Screening Room, Room G04 at No 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9LH 

The next screening will be on Friday 24 March with ‘The World’ (Jia Zhangke, 2006) which scored 7.1/10 on IMDb and 71% on Rotten Tomatoes. Set in the World Park near Beijing, featuring lavish shows amidst replicas of some of the most famous monuments from across the globe, the film focuses on three workers in the park.

Our Free Films on Friday programme is curated by Chinese Studies senior lecturer Dr Julian Ward whose core specialism is in Chinese literature and film.

The University library holds more than 600 films spanning China’s 20th century film history which are available for loan to those who have a library card.

All welcome, no booking is required.

 Yellow Earth (Chen Kaige, 1984) Friday 20 January
Black Cannon Incident (Huang Jianxin, 1985) Friday 27 January
Black Snow (Xie Fei, 1990) Friday 3 February
Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou, 1991) Friday 10 February
Red Sorghum (Zhang Yimou, 1988) Friday 17 February
Devils on the Doorstep(JIang Wen, 2000) THURSDAY 23 February
Sacrificed Youth  (Zhang Nuanxin, 1985) CANCELLED
Dust in the Wind (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1986) Friday 3 March
In the Heat of the Sun (Jiang Wen, 1994) Friday 10 March
In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai, 2000) Friday 17 March
The World  (Jia Zhangke, 2006) Friday 24 March
A Touch of Sin  (Jia Zhangke, 2013) Friday 31 March
Black Coal Thin Ice (Diao Yi’nan 2014) Friday 7 April