06/05/2018 – CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: SWORD OF DESTINY
Director : Woo-Ping Yuen – (2016/102 mins)
It is a sequel to the 2000 film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Dai, King of Hel, of the Western Lotus, carries out a night attack on the home of Tie Beilei to capture the mythic sword Quingming. Yu Xiulian returns to the world of men and together with old friend Meng Xizhao joins with a legion of righteous fighters to protect the mythic sword. Tricked by Dai, King of Hell, Wei Fang helps this enemy. Xue Ping reveals to Wei Fang the secrets of his life’s fate. Both sides become embroiled in a war. The power of the group allows it to capture Dai, King of Hell, and keep the sword safe. Peace is restored to the world of men.
13/05/2018 – LET’S GET MARRIED
Director : Jiang Liu (2015/127 mins)
Wenwen, the owner of a bridal boutique, longs to find Mr. Right and walk down the aisle in one of her beautiful wedding gowns. Yi Wen, a violinist, wavers over her engagement after meeting a mysterious man in a foreign country. Lei Xiao, an airport employee, tries to force her pilot boyfriend to marry her. And Hai Xin, a successful business woman, finds herself in a broken marriage and unexpectedly pregnant. Based on the hugely popular Chinese TV series of the same name, Let’s Get Married follows the lives of four couples looking for love and to find that special someone to say “I do.”
20/05/2018 – THE MASTER
Director: Haofeng Xu (2015/109 mins)
During the period of the Republic of China, proponent of the Southern martial art form wing Chun, Chen Shi, come to Tianjin to bring Southern-style martial arts to the North. In order to establish this school in the martial arts world, Zhen Shan’ao advises him to establish a center for students of this form. At the same time, Chen Shi meets a beautiful young woman in the famous restaurant KIESSLING. In order to disguise his identity and true purpose, he marries her and taken on local youth Geng Liangchen as a disciple to represent him the school. When the army gets involved, the world of martial arts in Tianjin encounters great changes.
27/05/2018 – LADY OF THE DYNASTY
Directors: Shiqing, Zhuangzhuang Tian (2015/122mins)
Yang Yuhuan is a wife of Prince Li Mao and the Emperor Tang Ming Huang’s daughter-in-law. When Prince Li’s mother, Wu commits suicide after her conspiracy against the Emperor fails, Yang is abandoned and is given to the Emperor in exchange for the crown prince. Their affection grew through the political struggle and living together in the palace. But their happiness and good days do not last long when the Lushan Rebellion breaks out.
Note: Short Films made by Pondicherrians, will be screened either before or after the Chinese film screening on May 27, 2018.