CPCH Film Salon
Our next film salon will start on 1st April. This salon features three films focusing on love in troubled times. Please refer to the following for details:
1. Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Date: 01 Apr 2019 (Mon)
Time: 18:15 – 22:00
Language: (film) Mandarin with Chinese & English subtitles.; (post-screening discussion) Bilingual – Chinese & English
Story that spans more than 50 years in the lives of two men at the Peking Opera, friends since childhood, and the woman who comes between them. Also an absorbing drama of the period in Chinese history from the warlord era through the Cultural Revolution.
2. Fleeing by Night (2000)
Date: 08 Apr 2019 (Mon)
Time: 18:15 – 21:00
Language: (film) Mandarin with Chinese subtitles [no English subtitles]; (post-screening discussion) Bilingual – Chinese & English
Set in China in the 1930s, the film is about the relationship between three characters. Ing’er, the daughter of a theatre-owner, welcomes the return of Shao-dung, her fiancée and a fine cellist from America. Shao-dung soon finds himself captivated by the opera “Fleeing By Night” and its actor, Lin Chung. While Shao-dung attempts to blend eastern and western music, Ing’er becomes torn between her affection for both men, and a growing intimacy between them.
3. Red Dust (1990)
Date: 15 Apr 2019 (Mon)
Time: 18:15 – 21:00
Language: (film) Mandarin with Chinese subtitles; (post-screening discussion) Bilingual – Chinese & English
This love story spans many decades of modern Chinese history. In the beginning (1938), an independent-minded female writer strikes up an acquaintance and then a romance with a man who is collaborating with the Japanese. Despite warnings from friends that their romance can only end in catastrophe for them both, she persists, but eventually the two of them are separated during the Civil War, and their fates only become clear in 1989.
All sessions are intended for purposes of giving or receiving instruction through film analysis and commentary among students and teachers.