Languages Archives: Mandarin

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Wo hu cang long

  Ang Lee

  Taiwan, Hong Kong, United States, China     120 minutes

Synopsis

Two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocrat (Zhang Ziyi) prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her deeply romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy—and the inescapable, enduring power of love. Set against 19th-century China’s breathtaking landscape, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is the action-packed, box office smash from acclaimed director Ang Lee (Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm) featuring stunning martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (The Matrix).

Sony Pictures Classics 30th Anniversary screening

 Mandarin with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

Screening

Sat, Oct 15 @ 2:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 11

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Film Credits

  •   Bill Kong, Hsu Li-Kong, Ang Lee
  •   Wang Hui-Ling, James Schamus, Kuo Jung Tsai
  •   Tim Squyres
  •   Wang Jian-Quo
  •   Peter Pau
  •   Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Sihung Lung, Cheng Pei-Pei
  •   Tan Dun
  •   Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia, Good Machine International, Edko Films, Zoom Hunt Productions, China Film Co-Production Corp., Asian Union Film & Entertainment Ltd.
  •   2000

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Return to Dust

  Li Ruijun

  China     133 minutes

Synopsis

In this unlikely love story, social outcasts Ma and Guiying are married off to each other —a union of convenience that both families expect to be filled with isolation and misery. Despite such desultory beginnings, husband and wife slowly begin to understand, respect, and depend on one another and, against the odds, create a loving home. Set against a stark backdrop of urbanization, poverty, and worker exploitation, this deceptively simple narrative carries with it a rare humanity and warmth. Commanding landscape photography lends the story an epic scope to create a sweeping meditation on the joys and sorrows of life on the margins.

 Mandarin with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

Screening

Thu, Oct 13 @ 12:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Screening

Sat, Oct 15 @ 1:15pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 13 @ 12:00pm CT through Oct 23 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window. Available in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin only.

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Film Credits

  •   Li Yan, Zhang Min
  •   Li Ruijun
  •   Li Ruijun
  •   Wang Weihua
  •   Wu Renlin, Hai-Qing
  •   Hucheng No.7 Films
  •   https://filmmovement.com/return-to-dust

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Chen Uen

  Wan-Jo Wang

  Taiwan      2020    

Synopsis

One of the most celebrated and influential comic book artists in all of Asia, Chen Uen drew influence from Chinese ink and western-style painting, wuxia films, and the world around him. He crafted a signature style, one that he adapted across art forms including video games and puppet shows. A series of emotional interviews are combined with a stunning visual showcase of his work to present an intimate portrait of a monumental talent, his evolution across different media, and his enduring legacy.

 Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese with subtitles 
  130 minutes

Screenings & Events

In-Person Screening

Wed, Sep 7 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago

Free tickets available to claim starting August 22 or available at the door (subject to availability).

In-person post-screening discussion with Professor Wenhwa Ts’ao, Columbia College Chicago.

Post-screening discussion presented by: Logo: Citi 161x100

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Sponsors

Film Partner

Logo: Taipei Waitwan Economic Cultural Office

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We Are Champions Xia ban chang

  Jung-chi Chang

  Taiwan      2019    

Synopsis

Tung-hao and Hsiu-yu are living on the fringes of society, struggling to help their family make ends meet. When a video of the brothers playing basketball goes viral, the two become coveted recruits for the annual High School Basketball League championship. After an argument between the two causes a rift in their relationship, they join separate rival squads in the leadup to the big tournament. When they cross paths in the biggest game of the year, the brothers discover that some things in life are more important than basketball.

 Mandarin with subtitles 
  118 minutes

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Sponsors

Film Partner

Logo: Taipei Waitwan Economic Cultural Office

Striding into the Wind Ye Ma Fen Zong

  Wei Shujun

  China 130 minutes

Watch Info

  Virtual SOLD OUT

Available to stream Oct 14-25 in the United States.

Virtual Events

Livestream Filmmaker Q&A:

With director Wei Shujun

Synopsis

Fed up with his final year at film school, skilled sound recordist Kun is searching for something more. He coasts through class, works dead-end jobs, and is constantly at odds with his girlfriend. With a newly minted drivers’ license, an old second-hand Jeep, and his best friend in tow, Kun takes up with a student production and embarks on a journey of self-discovery across China’s lush, varied landscape. Featuring winning performances and directed with a wry emotional clarity, Striding into the Wind is a keenly observed meditation on movies, modern China, and the meandering restlessness of youth.

 Mandarin with subtitles 

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