Chinese Visual Festival

23rd - 21st January 2019


Chinese Visual Festival is excited to present two of the most acclaimed Chinese documentaries of the last year and the UK premiere of Hong Kong hit, Men On The Dragon


Chinese Visual Festival has been bringing the UK the best in Chinese language independent films, documentaries, shorts and experimenta since 2011. For our 2019 Chinese New Year programme, we are excited to be screening two of the most acclaimed Chinese documentaries of the last year – Zheng Qiong’s A Way Out, following three teenagers from different socio-economic backgrounds over six years, and Xiao Xiao’s Turtle Rock, depicting life in a remote mountainous village. We also present the UK Premiere of the Hong Kong hit Men on the Dragon, in which a collection of middle-aged men form a dragon boat racing team.

Turtle Rock, Documentary – London Premiere, China, 2017, Dir. Xiao Xiao, 101 mins, In Mandarin with English subtitles.
Monday 21st January, 20:30, NFT3

A Way Out, Documentary – UK Premiere, China-Germany, 2017, Dir. Zheng Qiong, 94 mins, in Mandarin with English subtitles.
Wednesday 23rd January, 20:30, NFT3

Men on the Dragon + Q&A with director and cast (TBC) + drinks reception, Fiction – UK Premiere, Hong Kong, 2018, Dir. Sunny Chan, 92 mins, In Cantonese with English subtitles. This screening is made possible by support from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office London.
Friday 25th January, 18:30, NFT1

Tickets on sale on the below dates:
3rd December for BFI Patrons and Champions
4th December for BFI Members
11th December for General Public


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