Chinese films at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019

The Confucius Institute for Scotland is delighted to be sponsoring Chinese film screenings at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Up the Mountain

Part of the Documentaries Strand

A portrait of a year in the painting studio of Shen Jianhua in Dali, Yunnan Province. Originally from Shanghai, Shen moved to the countryside to teach the local Bai women art and painting. The film documents both the fading traditions of the local community and the impact of a rapidly changing modern China. In the words of Wendy Ide from Screen International: ‘This lyrical documentary from Zhang Yang is a meditation on beauty.’ [U]

Up the Mountain is nominated for the 2019 Award for Best Documentary Feature Film.

Date and Time: 24 June, 20:20     Venue: Filmhouse

Date and Time: 26 June, 18:10     Venue: Odeon

For further details and book please visit EIFF website HERE.

Bodies at Rest

Part of the World Perspectives Strand

High-concept action-adventure thrills ‘n’ spills from top genre director Renny Harlin, Bodies at Rest pays homage to the 1990s action skills Harlin refined in such films as Die Hard 2 and Cliffhanger. On a rainy Christmas Eve, the morgue of pathologist Nick Chan (Nick Cheung) and his intern (Yang Zi) is taken over by gunmen desperate to cover up a drug deal gone wrong. Taiwanese actor Richie Jen is great as the lead villain and the fight scenes make for great old-fashioned action mayhem. [15]


Date and Time: 20 June, 18:10  Venue: Odeon

Date and Time: 21 June, 20:40  Venue: Filmhouse

For further details and book please visit EIFF website HERE