China meets Bavaria in the 6th edition of the Chinesisches Filmfest with a varied program with current films, documentaries, classics, and lectures. The festival works as a meeting point for intercultural dialogue and also as a way to see different facets of contemporary Chinese society with the point of view of filmmakers and other people in the film industry.
Among other interesting and exciting films, we can watch on the 2nd of October, the silent movie from 1932 Struggling, with live music composed by the Beijing-born musician Deng Xiaomei, especially for the Munich performance.
The opening film of this year edition will be the coming-of-age film Youth (with German subtitles), directed by Feng Xiaogang that offers new perspectives about the recent Chinese history. The drama Angels Wear White by Vivian Qu, is about abuse and the role of women in Chinese society and it will be shown on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 October in Original Version with English Subtitles.
One of the classics we can watch there on Monday 1st of October is the popular Shaw Brothers musical based on the tragic legend “The Butterfly Lovers”: The Love Eterne (Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai) from 1963. Another must of the festival is the powerful documentary Twenty-two, on the 3rd of October, about the stories of Chinese women forced into prostitution in World War II.
The 6. Chinesisches Filmfest München will take place from the 1st to the 7th of October at Gasteig and at Rio Filmpalast. The price is 6 € reduced tickets and 9 € regular tickets and can be purchased in advance online. All films are shown in the original Chinese version with subtitles in German or English. More info at the Chinesisches Filmfest München webpage.
*Header image: Angels wear white