7:30 PM, 7th September, 2022
Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival – and the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Australia and China – with six recent film hits over the next six days. In recent years, China has become the world’s largest film industry, and selections include an award-winning tearjerker (Hi, Mom), a look at the early days of COVID-19 in Wuhan (Ode to the Spring), a legendary historical war epic (The Eight Hundred) and a heartfelt tale of sisterly love (Sister).
All screenings are FREE to attend and open to the public – no membership or registration is required. All sessions commence at 7:30 PM, with the exception of Sunday's screening, which starts at 3 PM.
Films will be presented in their original language with English subtitles. Proudly presented by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
1. WEDNESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER @ 7:30 PM – HI, MOM (你好，李焕英)
Director: Jia Ling
After her mother is killed in a car accident, a woman finds herself transported back to the 1980s where she befriends her mother in her youth. (Note: this film replaces the previously advertised I AM WHAT I AM at the same date and time)
(PG, 128 mins, 2021)
2. THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER @ 7:30 PM – ODE TO THE SPRING (你是我的春天)
Directors: Zhou Nan, Zhang Chi, Tian Yusheng, Dong Yue, Rao Xiaozhi
Five intertwined tales exploring ordinary heroes – doctors, patients, volunteers – as they face the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan.
(M, 122 mins, 2022)
3. FRIDAY 9 SEPTEMBER @ 7:30 PM – SISTER (我的姐姐)
Director: Yin Ruoxi
When her parents are killed in an accident, a young woman must choose between independence or raising her 6-year-old half brother.
(M, 127 mins, 2021)
4. SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER @ 7:30 PM – NICE VIEW (奇迹·笨小孩)
Director: Wen Muye
A tech-savvy 20-year-old orphan sets out to do whatever it takes to earn enough money to pay for his 6-year-old sister's heart surgery.
(PG, 106 mins, 2022)
5. SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER @ 3 PM – MOZART FROM SPACE (外太空的莫扎特)
Director: Chen Sicheng
The lives of a father and his rebellious 14-year-old son are changed forever by the mysterious arrival of a musical alien named Mozart.
(PG, 136 mins, 2022)
6. MONDAY 12 SEPTEMBER @ 7:30 PM – THE EIGHT HUNDRED (八佰)
Director: Guan Hu
In 1937, during the Battle of Shanghai, a group of Chinese soldiers are ordered to defend a warehouse from invading Japanese forces.
(MA, 149 mins, 2020)