2019 Chinese Visual Festival September Newsletter
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CVF in September: Zhao Liang at Open City Docs, Fighting Spirit Film Festival and Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival

Zhao Liang at Open City Documentary Festival

CVF is delighted to be partnering with Open City Docs on a special screening of Zhao Liang’s Paper Airplane and a Director Masterclass as part of the acclaimed Chinese documentary maker’s visit to London in September.

Zhao Liang is one of China’s most celebrated documentary artists and a key figure within the independent documentary movement that developed within the country at the turn of the century. His work spans cinema, video art and installation and has been presented at festivals and exhibitions worldwide. Chinese Visual Festival is teaming with regular partner Open City Documentary Festival to present Paper Airplane and the Masterclass as part of the Zhao Liang: In Focus strand of the 2019 Open City Docs Festival, which also includes screenings of his Crime and Punishment and Petition

Click here for the full Open City programme and tickets. 

Tickets and info
CVF at Fighting Spirit Film Festival

The Fighting Spirit Film Festival returns to London this week, with an action-packed programme of features, shorts, martial arts demonstrations, merchandise stalls and more at Stratford Picturehouse on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September. 

This year CVF is excited to be partnering with Fighting Spirit on two classic screenings, the much-loved Hong Kong film Dragons Forever, and Zhang Yimou's visually stunning Hero. Not to be missed, this is a rare chance to catch the two films on the big screen, and the CVF team will be in attendance and doing introductions. Tickets and more info can be found over at the Fighting Spirit website here

Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival - Daniel Hui

Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival, the only UK festival to cover the whole of the Asian region and Oceania. returns to London 11th to 14th September with a special screening programme focusing on the works of Singaporean filmmaker and writer Daniel Huil, who will be in attendance and taking part in Q&A and discussion sessions. 

Daniel Hui's films have been screened at film festivals around the world including Rotterdam, Busan, Yamagata, DocLisboa, FIDMarseille, Singapore, Taipei, Seoul, Bangkok, Manila and Vladivostok. He is one of the founding members of 13 Little Pictures, an independent film collective whose films have garnered critical acclaim internationally.

The screenings represent the first full show of his complete works, and include the UK Premiere of his latest work, the highly-acclaimed Demons, and rare screenings of his films Snakeskin and Eclipses, along with a session based around his short films. Blending fiction, documentary and experimental techniques, the films are visually stunning and challenging, and represent the voice of one of the most intriguing Singaporean filmmakers of modern times. 

Full details and tickets are available on the Aperture website here


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