In the Mood for Love: film screening and panel discussion
Join us in our annual celebration of the founding of the Confucius Institute network with a screening of Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood for Love at one of the oldest surviving cinemas in the country – Hyde Park Picture House.
This afternoon of Chinese cinema will celebrate China's rich cultural heritage through this classic film, as well as bringing the topic up to date with our expert panel's knowledge of the film industry in China today.
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The Chinese film industry is growing rapidly, with investment exploding and the increased activity giving rise to the name ‘Chollywood’. Chinese actors, directors and business people are looking to make a mark on the world scene, while major players from other countries are tailoring their offerings in the hope of tapping in to the huge Chinese market.
A panel discussion will cover this topic from academic, investment, and film industry perspectives before an intimate screening of the iconic Chinese film at the only gas-lit cinema still in use in the UK.
2:30 Doors open
3:00 Panel discussion begins
3:30 Interim break
3:45 Film screening
More about the panel:
Professor Chris Berry is Professor of Film Studies at Kings College London, whose research interests include Chinese and East Asian cinema and screen cultures.
David Tse is an actor, writer, theatre director, and filmmaker, with nearly 30 years in the industry.
Amelie Zhao is the Senior Analyst at WGP Global who can offer an investment perspective on the Chinese film industry.