Chinese Australian film festival  

SYDNEY | MELBOURNE | BRISBANE | ADELAIDE

March 2020

5-10 MAR | MELBOURNE

11, 13 MAR | SYDNEY

STORY:

Bowen (Starring Aaron KWOK) was a finance guru in his early 30s’ until he falls from grace when accused by embezzled public funds and sent to jail. Years later, his imprisonment expires and returns to the society. The more he feels guilty not to return home, the more self- absorbed. And living among those people who have no hope then him, to found some sense of security.

I'M LIVING IT 麦路人 - Opening Night

6, 7,11 MAR | MELBOURNE

14 MAR | SYDNEY

STORY:

Two married couples adjust to the vast social and economic changes taking place in China from the 1980s to the present.

TRACEY 翠丝

7, 11 MAR | MELBOURNE

13, 17 MAR | SYDNEY

STORY:

A phone call about an old classmate's death triggers a middle-aged man to look back on his past and the pained wish for a different past that may change his future.

SO LONG, MY SON 地久天长

7-11 MAR | MELBOURNE

STORY:

The Chief of Construction Committee leaps to his death from a tall building. Yang Jiadong, a rookie cop begins investigating it. Forced out of his job and to the safety of Hong Kong, he endeavors to discover the truth.

THE SHADOW PLAY 风中有朵雨做的云

6 - 8, 10-11 MAR | MELBOURNE

12, 14 MAR | SYDNEY

STORY:

Mr. Fu is forced to purchase a school district apartment for the future school enrolment of his daughter within 72 hours. During 72 hours, he has to encounter different dilemma.

THE SHADOW PLAY 学区房72小时

6 - 7, 9 - 11 MAR | MELBOURNE

15 MAR| SYDNEY

STORY:

Deep in northwestern China, surrounded by cotton fields and desert, lies the Uyghur village that Isa calls home. When Isa is not at school or working on his parents' farmyard, he spends carefree days with his friends - until the outside world starts forcing him to say one goodbye after another.

A FIRST FAREWELLY 第一次的离别

7- 9 MAR | MELBOURNE

13 MAR | BRISBANE

STORY:

A Tibet family struggles against the conflicting dictates of nature, spirituality, politics, and free will.

BALLOON 气球

6 - 8, 10 MAR | MELBOURNE

14-15 MAR | SYDNEY

STORY:

A paralyzed and hopeless Hong Kong man meets his new Filipino domestic worker who has put her dream on hold and came to the city to earn a living. These two strangers live under the same roof through different seasons, and as they learn more about each other, they also learn more about themselves. 

STILL HUMAN 沦落人

6 -10 MAR | MELBOURNE

12, 17 MAR | SYDNEY

STORY:

Hui Ying decides to move her father's grave from his hometown to beside her mother's grave. But his first wife, who has looked after the grave for years, doesn't approve, and their disagreement ends up becoming a problem for the whole town.

LOVE EDUCATION 相爱相亲

7-11 MAR | MELBOURNE

14 -15 MAR | SYDNEY

STORY:

Multi Award winning black comedy about a Chinese leukemia patient who smuggles cheap but untested pharmaceuticals from India to help hundreds of Chinese people suffering from cancer. Based on a true story. 

DYING TO SURVIVE 我不是药神

6 - 9 MAR | MELBOURNE

14 MAR | SYDNEY

STORY:

The quotidian toils, singing, excursions in nature, visits among friends and extended families, funerals, reunions and departures. Four Springs presented the state of being of the two main characters, the director's own parents, and their attitude when facing irretrievable loss in life.

FOUR SPRINGS 四个春天

- Winner of best Actor & Actress at 69th Berlin International Film Fest

- Best Picture Nominee at 69th Berlin Int Film Fest

- Winner of Best Supporting Actor & Actress at The 38th Hong Kong Film Awards

- Winner of Best Supporting Actor & Actress at The 38th Hong Kong Film Awards

WUSHU ORPHAN 武林孤儿 

7, 8, 10 MAR| MELBOURNE

15 MAR | SYDNEY

STORY:

In an inland city of China at the late nineties, teenagers were having Kung Fu training and taking academic classes in an enclosed martial arts school. One day, a novice Chinese teacher arrived and here began the story...

6 -11 MAR | MELBOURNE

13,16 MAR | SYDNEY

STORY:

Docu-drama follows the journey of a group of Tibetans on a pilgrimage to Lasa, the holy capital of Tibet. The journey covers 1,200 km on foot, in a continuous repetition of prostrating one's self on the ground. Over 10 months, we see the simplicity of human relationships and the nature of family, suffering, and resolve.

PATHS OF THE SOUL 冈仁波齐

17 MAR | BRISBANE

13 MAR | ADELAIDE

14 MAR | BRISBANE

14 MAR | ADELAIDE

15 MAR | BRISBANE

15 MAR | ADELAIDE

15 MAR | BRISBANE

14 MAR | ADELAIDE

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