In celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies together with the Film Development Council of the Philippines and other various sponsors organized the 11th year of the annual Spring Film Festival at Shangri-la Plaza last January 25 to 29, 2017.
The anticipated event aims to showcase and promote the Chinese heritage and culture to Filipinos by presenting 6 incredible films from China which are all critically acclaimed by prestigious film festivals in Asia and other award-giving bodies such as the Oscar’s, Toronto Film Festival and Venice Film Festival.
These featured films namely A Complicated Story (2013), Book of Love (2016), Everybody’s Fine (2016), Horseplay (2014), Red Amnesia (2014) and Wolf Totem (2015) are all shown in Shang Cineplex for free.
Other than the experience of watching free Chinese movies, mall-goers also enjoyed different events and activities which are hosted by Mr. Sidney Bata of Ateneo de Manila University.
The visitors got the chance to experience the rich cultural heritage of the Chinese people through the Chinese Painting Exhibit last January 25 to 29 (Wednesday-Sunday), got swayed by the beautiful voices of the performers at the Chinese Musical Concert last January 28 (Saturday), and enjoyed expressing their inner creativity through visual arts in Pastel Painting Workshop conducted by Master Fidel Sarmiento at the last day of the annual event (Sunday).
Admission for all events are also FREE.
by: Jan Von Roi M. Sarmiento (BABRC 4-2)