Yes, you’ve read that correctly. Admission is FREE at Shangri-La Plaza‘s 13th Chinese Spring Film Festival and everyone is entitled to watch any or all of the seven participating films!
Shangri-La Plaza ushers in 2019 with one of the most celebrated festivals in the Chinese-Filipino community – the 13th Spring Film Festival, in partnership with the Ateneo Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies and in cooperation with Ateneo Celadon.
From January 30 to February 5, mall guests can catch these films free of charge at the new Red Carpet at Shangri-La Plaza:
1.I Belonged To You
Kicking things off on January 30 is the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival Best Film winner, I Belonged To You, which follows the intersecting lives of different people as they find love in the big city. Centering on a radio host and his young intern, the film features a memorable plotline and gorgeous shots of urban life.
2. Lost in White
This film is a gripping crime thriller sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. When a dead body is pulled out of an icy river, detectives Zhou Peng and Wang Hao must get to the bottom of the mystery. Little do they know that they’re about to descend into a spiral of intrigue and violence.
3. Detective Chinatown
A police college reject teams up with a distant relative to solve a murder case. Brimming with absurdity and humor, the movie takes viewers through a wild tour of Bangkok, filled with zany characters and cheeky one-liners.
4. The Third Way of Love
This tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: sharp and mysterious heir Lin Qi Zheng and ambitious, intelligent lawyer Zhou Yu. Played by two powerhouse movie stars—heartthrob Song Seung-Heon and the beloved Liu Yifei (who will be playing in the title role of Disney’s upcoming Mulan), this lighthearted romance was one of 2015’s most popular Chinese films.
5. A Tale of Three Cities
A Tale of Three Cities is a romantic period piece about the lives of Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, parents of Jackie Chan. After meeting in China during the war, falling in love, then getting separated by the turmoil, they must find their way back together again.
6. Lost in Hong Kong
The film follows Xu Lai, a former artist whose dreams were dashed when the responsibilities of life set in. With his life now revolving around his wife Cai Bo who is obsessed with having children, the quirks of his eccentric family and his mediocre, ordinary existence, Xu Lai hopes to reconnect with his first love Yang YIi on an upcoming vacation. However, his hopes are dashed when he finds himself wrapped up in a murder investigation that proves truth is often stranger than fiction.
7. Our Time Will Come
Set in 1941, when Hong Kong was still under Japanese occupation, the anti-Japanese Dongjiang guerilla unit is tasked with rescuing cultural figures and extracting them from the besieged city. Primary school teacher, Fang Lan (Zhou Xun) and her mother are trying to live out this difficult period in a small run-down flat in Wanchai. After the schools are shut down, Lan
unwittingly finds herself embroiled in the guerillas’ mission to save novelist Mao Dun.
To further celebrate Chinese culture, and as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations, the Shang will also be presenting Chinese Costumes on the Catwalk. The fashion show showcasing traditional Chinese clothes will take place on January 30 at 6:00PM in the Grand Atrium. On February 3 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, artists will be holding a Chinese Painting Workshop at the Grand Atrium for those who want to dabble in the delicate art.
Planning to visit Shangri-La Plaza for the film festival? Let us know by getting in touch via Manila Millennial’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram page. Watch out for updates as we’ll be joining in the fun as well. See you there!
For more details/ inquiries:
Call: (02) 370-2597/ 98
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