Made in China Film Festival set for November

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Farewell My Concubine movie poster.KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University will offer screenings of three Chinese movies over three weeks in November.

All of the screenings are open to the public free of charge and being shown on WMU's main campus.

Festival schedule

Thursday, Nov. 5

"Farewell My Concubine" (R)
6 to 9 p.m.
1260 Chemistry Building

The Grandmaster movie poster.In 1924, young Cheng Dieyi, played by Leslie Cheung, begins training at the Beijing Opera House at the same time as Duan Xiagolou, played by Fengyi Zhang. Over the next 50 years, the two men maintain a complicated friendship, as China undergoes turbulent changes.

Thursday, Nov. 12

"The Grandmaster" (PG-13)
6 to 9 p.m. 
1260 Chemistry Building

This 2013 Hong Kong–Chinese martial arts drama film is based on the life story of the Wing Chun grandmaster, Ip Man, played by Tony Leung Chiu-wai. The film was directed and written by Wong Kar-wai.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

"Confucius" (NR)
3 to 5 p.m.
2452 Knauss Hall

Confucius movie poster.This 2010 Chinese biographical drama film was written and directed by Hu Mei and stars Chow Yun-fat as Confucius, the titular Chinese philosopher.

The Made in China Film Festival is being co-sponsored by WMU's Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies.

For more information about the festival, visit the Confucius Institute's website, write wmu-confucius-cc@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-3784.

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