8th Spring Film Festival Celebrates Chinese New Year

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8th Spring Film Festival

The Spring Festival or Chinese New Year is considered the most important festival for the Chinese.

To celebrate the occasion, the Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies and the Ateneo Celadon will be showing 8 Chinese films in the annual Spring Film Festival.

Now on its 8th year, the film festival is in line with Ateneo Celadon’s mission “to foster positive awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the Chinese-Filipino culture and way of life.”

The featured films dwell on the familiar themes of love, family, values and triumph over adversity. It’s interesting to note that the lineup includes a Jackie Chan movie “1911 Revolution,” a historical drama billed as his 100th movie. The synopsis of “Aftershock” sounds intriguing enough to be worth watching.

See the lineup of movies below:

This year, the 8th Spring Film Festival will be held simultaneously in Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao, Ilo-Ilo, Cagayan de Oro, Naga, Dagupan, and Baguio from January 24 to February 2.

Venues are as follows:

Shangri-la Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong
FDCP Cinematheques in Baguio, Iloilo and Davao
Ateneo de Davao
Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan
University of Baguio
University of San Carlos
Pangasinan Universal Institute in Dagupan
Ateneo de Ilo-Ilo

Film showing schedules can be seen at the Ateneo Celadon website.

Admission to the film showing is free, and the films are shown with English subtitles.

Let’s take advantage of this rare opportunity to see these foreign films for free.

Let’s celebrate Chinese New Year by watching a film  or two at the 8th Spring Film Festival.


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