7th Spring Film Festival: Featured Films & Screening Schedules

Ready to watch yet another roster of great Chinese films? Watch them all and watch them FREE at the 7th Spring Film Festival. Scheduled to hit the big screen in Shangri-La Plaza Mall from February 1-10, 2013. Encourage your friends to watch and enjoy as many films as you can. Don’t worry, it has English subtitles so you’ll understand what you’re about to watch. I listed here the featured films and screening schedules of the event for you to see.

Featured Films:

427725_150408898442753_964530214_nJasmine Women – Starring Zhang Ziyi (House of Flying Daggers), Joan Chen and Jiang Wen, Jasmine Women tells the story of one family’s struggle to overcome its tragic history, as each daughter repeats the mistakes of her mother. Director Hou Yong sets his film in the 1930’s, 50’s and 80’s against the backdrop of an ever-changing Shanghai and tells the stories of Mo, Li and Hua, which when translated to English together means Jasmine Flower. Jasmine Women won the 7th Shanghai International Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and the 13th Golden Rooster Awards for Best Actress.

207797_150408368442806_887330177_nPiano in a Factory – A man goes to unusual lengths to prove his love for his daughter in this family drama. Chen Guilin is a man who loves music and plays in an amateur band, but he can’t support himself on what he makes as a musician. His wife, Xiao Ju, files for a formal divorce, and take custody of their daughter. To retain his daughter, he must give her a piano. Chen exhausts all means: borrowing money from his friends and even attempting to steal a piano, but all his attempts fail. Finally, he decides to produce a steel piano with his friends.

406120_151148041702172_1597912135_n2Become1 – Bingo Leung, an advertising executive, has always lived a carefree life that includes guarding her turf in the office, dating, and gossiping with her three girlfriends. One day, she finds a lump in her left breast. Everything begins to fall apart as she tries to cope with the loss of femininity in a series of bittersweet events. With the help of a happy-go-lucky Doctor V and a shy but talented teenager Sing, Bingo begins to find new meanings in her turmoil and the will to face her own demons.

601309_152231441593832_1181164770_nSpace Dream – The son of a peasant family, Zhang Tiancong (Liu Zhibing) is a veteran member of the first generation of Chinese astronauts. Now in his 40s, he has yet to be selected for a space mission. Meanwhile, his family, including his daughter, ace military pilot Siyu (Jiang Ruijia), continues to support his quickly fading dream. Tiancong’s last shot on a mission is of exceptional importance; it involves docking spaceship Wentian I with a satellite to establish China’s first manned orbital space station. Will Tiancong get picked to pilot Wentian I and finally realize his space dream? Or will he be stuck on backup duty again?

314294_153146301502346_2118434472_nStorm Warriors (2009) – An epic battle is played out by warriors harnessing the power of the elements in this effects-laden fantasy /action drama Hong Kong film. The brave Lord Nameless is the leader of a band of heroic warriors. Lord Godless, his nemesis, captures Nameless in a daring raid, imprisons his soldiers and takes control of his land. As things look hopeless, three of Nameless’s allies set out to free him: Cloud (Aaron Kwok), Wind (Ekin Cheng) and Chu Chu (Yan Tang). As Cloud absorbs what he’s learned from Nameless and Wind is tutored in combat by Wicked, can they fend off Godless and his cronies?

523128_153475291469447_744018533_nGolden Times – Fueling China’s economic boom is the mass migration of workers from the countryside to cities. This leaves a 58 million ‘left-behind children’ in the care of their old, and illiterate grandparents. What should have been carefree years for these kids is wrought with weariness from studying and burdensome farm work. Teacher Fang and Officer Sun Dayang realize that the affections and instructions of parents during the early years are irreplaceable. With help from the local government, they set up a “Home for Left-Behind Children,” which helps the kids from this population attain a healthy and loving environment in the hands of the community.

Screening Schedules:


February 1

12:30 p.m. – 2Become1
3 p.m. – Piano in a Factory
5:30 p.m. – Storm Warriors
8 p.m. – Jasmine Women

February 2

12:30 p.m. – Piano in a Factory
3 p.m. – Space Dream
5:30 p.m. – Golden Times
8 p.m. – Storm Warriors

February 3

12:30 p.m. – Space Dream
3 p.m. – 2Become1
5:30 p.m. – Jasmine Women
8 p.m. – Piano in a Factory

February 4

12:30 p.m. – Storm Warriors
3 p.m. – Golden Times
5:30 p.m. – 2Become1

8 p.m. – Space Dream

February 5

12:30 p.m. – Golden Times
8 p.m. – Jasmine Women

February 6

12:30 p.m. – Storm Warriors
3 p.m. – 2Become1
5:30 p.m. – Piano in a Factory
8 p.m. – Golden Times

February 7

12:30 p.m. – Jasmine Women
3 p.m. – Golden Times
5:30 p.m. – Space Dream
8 p.m. – 2Become1

February 8

12:30 p.m. – 2Become1
3 p.m. – Jasmine Women
5:30 p.m. – Piano in a Factory
8 p.m. – Space Dream

February 9

12:30 p.m. – Storm Warriors
3 p.m. – Space Dream
5:30 p.m. – 2Become1
8 p.m. – Golden Times

February 10

12:30 p.m. – Golden Times
3 p.m. – Storm Warriors
5:30 p.m. – Jasmine Women
8 p.m. – Piano Factory


Enjoy watching! I do hope these movies will also be available online so I can watch it as well. I’ll just plug Monitor Stands at musicians friend for awesome effects. teehee! :)

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10 Responses to 7th Spring Film Festival: Featured Films & Screening Schedules

  1. Storm Warrior and Space Dreamm looks interesting. I might watch this at Shangri-La mall!

  2. I want to watch with family and friends, but Shangri-la Mall is just too far from our place. I hope next time they can offer these movies to be played in SM Mall of Asia or other nearby malls / theaters in Manila.

  3. Franc Ramon says:

    Just going over the stories of the films above film makes me say that the storyline are interesting. It would be nice to watch the films.

  4. Rizza says:

    Nice! Sarap manuod! (especially that it’s free admission) hihih..

  5. jane says:

    2 becomes1 sounds very nice dear! i would be happy to be seeing all of this!! great informations too

  6. Pal Raine says:

    We also have like that here in Davao but we called it CINEMATHEQUE. Nice to know that our government are given this great privilege to all the people to watch it for FREE.

  7. Gigi Beleno says:

    wow! is it really for free? how I wish I would like to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

  8. papaleng says:

    Frankly speaking, hindi ako gaanong mahilig sa Chinese films not unless, Jackie Chan and Jet Li ang bida. But It seems quality films naman ang mga ito. share this one to my friends.

  9. claire says:

    I do really hoe that it has an online link. I really love to watch all the movies in the 7th Spring Film Festival.

  10. Jam says:

    whoah! if this is for free.. then lezzgo! Jasmine Women seems have a good storyline.

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