In great news for international film buffs, Melbourne’s second ever Chinese Film Week (CFW) is set for a big return this month. To make it easy for Melbourne audiences, this year the entire program will be screened from a single CBD location: Hoyts Melbourne Central.
The festival is set to open with the award-winning film, My Country, My Parents. Part of a trilogy, this emotional picture touches on what life in China is really like, and the way familial relationships impact the way people move through the world.
The diverse list of films on the program also includes movies that offer insights into being a doctor in Wuhan during COVID-19, coming-of-age stories, a period drama, and one small village’s fight for their livelihood. There will be English subtitles featured during the screening of each picture.
Acting consul-general of the People’s Republic of China in Melbourne, Mr. Zeng Jianhua, says the organisers are proud and excited to be bringing a rich collection of films to Australian soil: “It’s a rare opportunity for people outside China to take a view of our diverse culture from a different perspective. We hope these glimpses bring about better understanding of historical and modern-day China and help bring people closer together,” he says.
With sessions spanning Friday September 23-29, it's perfect for lovers of international films. Tickets are currently on sale.