As part of its Cultural Exchange season, the QMUL Confucius Institute is hosting Chinese movie nights throughout the year. The movies are a great chance for students, staff and anyone interested in Chinese culture to introduce themselves to the Chinese film scene. The genre of movie will vary from month to month; the prolific Chinese movie industry prides itself on its varied output, from comedy to action, romance to historical dramas.
Movies will be screened in the original Mandarin, with English subtitles, so they are a good tool for those learning Mandarin with the Confucius Institute!
For the second showing, the box office smash comedy The Monkey King 2 will be shown on 19th January 2017.
When a travelling monk is stranded in a wasteland, The Monkey King must escort him across the land to retrieve sacred scriptures and protect him from an evil demon.
Wukong escapes his prison underneath the Five Elements Mountain and is ordered by the Goddess Kuanyin to escort a young monk, Xuanzang, west to collect the sacred scrolls that will bring peace to the world. Watery Wujing and pig-demon Baije join them as disciples along the way, and the quartet heads out on something of a picaresque journey. Before long they discover someone has been kidnapping children from small villages, and later they cross paths with the White Bone Spirit, who wants to “eat” Xuanzang in order to gain eternal life, youth and beauty. Could she be the one taking the kids?
Venue: Arts One building, G.19 Hitchcock Cinema, QMUL Mile End Campus.
Ticket Price: Free
Movie running time: 1hr 59mins.