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Chinese Film Week presents a cultural cinema event in the heart of Durham, featuring a carefully curated selection of Chinese language films that highlight the wonders of Chinese cinema. All tickets go on sale on Sunday (06/03) at 00:00. 


Youth (2017)

29/04 Screening

2hr 15min

A sweeping canvas of modern Chinese history seen through revolutionary song, dance, and youthful longings. 

The Snow Kid (1980)

29/04 Screening

20 min

A young rabbit is rescued from disaster by the snowman he makes with his mother.

This screening is included in the purchase of 'Youth (2017) Screening'.


Farewell My Concubine (1993)

30/04 Screening & Seminar

2hr 51min

Centered on the joys and sorrows of two Peking Opera actors over half a century, the film depicts the pair’s complicated friendship as China undergoes turbulent changes.​​ A passionate story of unrequited love and the beautiful woman who comes between these two men.​

Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)

01/05 Screening

1hr 55min

Romance sparks between a young woman and a young man from different economic backgrounds during China's Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and '70s.

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The Eight Hundred (2020)

03/05 Screening

2hr 29min

In 1937, eight hundred Chinese soldiers and draft dodgers put up a four-day defence of a warehouse complex in the middle of the Shanghai battlefield, just as Japanese forces were overwhelming China.

Sheep Without a Shepherd (2019)

05/05 Screening

1hr 52min

Revolving around a Chinese family living in Northern Thailand, a father uses his obsession with films to help his daughter when she is unjustly suspected of murdering a policewoman's son. 

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Hero (2002)

03/05 Screening & Seminar

1hr 39min

In pre-Imperial China, a feared warrior, Nameless, is granted an audience with the ruler of the most powerful of the seven warring kingdoms. Posing as a minor official, Nameless sets about his mission of revenge by retelling the tale of how he defeated the ruler's three most fearsome adversaries.


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