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Cinema from and about China & Hong Kong​

The films in our selection have often celebrated their premieres at renowned international film festivals. Our aim is to introduce you to unknown gems of Chinese cinema which are rarely screened in Europe. All films are introduced by the film experts of Kuleshov (Urgent.fm).

SPHINX CINEMA

Sint-Michielshelling 3, 9000 Ghent

1 - 19 MARCH 2024

LANGUAGE

Chinese with English subtitles

TICKETS

€ 11 / € 9 (students) / UiTPAS kansentarief
Film Pass (10 movies): € 70 /€ 50 (students)

FILM PASS

A Film Pass gives you access to all 10 Made in China Festival screenings at Sphinx Cinema for 70 euro, or 50 euro if you are a student. You can order one by sending us an email.

PROGRAMME

Only the River Flows 河边的错误

Crime

Only the River Flows 河边的错误

2023

Wei Shujun

Friday 1 March

20:00

Opening Film

A woman’s body is found and Ma Zhe heads up the investigation, which quickly leads to an arrest. But is it really that simple?

Language: Mandarin

Subtitles: English

The Cord of Life 脐带

Drama

The Cord of Life 脐带

2022

Qiao Sixue

Sunday 3 March

17:30

Alus, an electronic musician, takes in his mother, who is suffering from dementia, and they begin to live together in her homeland.

Language: Mandarin / Mongolian

Subtitles: English

Hard Love 炼爱

Documentary

Hard Love 炼爱

2021

Xueying Dong

Tuesday 5 March

20:00

'Hard Love' explores the experiences of women over thirty looking for love in a society that vastly undervalues them.

Language: Mandarin

Subtitles: English

Soul Mate 七月与安生

Drama, Romance

Soul Mate 七月与安生

2016

Derek Tsang

Thursday 7 March

20:00

Two women who have been close friends since adolescence must cope with the changes that maturity brings.

Language: Mandarin

Subtitles: English

Monster Hunt 2 (8+)

Avontuur, Komedie

Monster Hunt 2 (8+)

2018

Raman Hui

Zondag 10 Maart

11:00

Film for Kids

Een burgeroorlog breekt uit tussen de Monsters en de Mensen. Het is niet erg als je 'Monster Hunt 1' niet gezien hebt!

Taal: Mandarijn

Ondertiteling: Nederlands

Under the Hawthorn Tree 山楂树之恋

Drama, Romance

Under the Hawthorn Tree 山楂树之恋

2010

Zhang Yimou

Sunday 10 March

17:00

Retrospective

A man and a woman from different economic backgrounds fall in love during China's Cultural Revolution.

Language: Mandarin

Subtitles: English

Shorts

Drama

Shorts

2021-2023

Lei Jiawen, Qiu Sheng, Su Xia & Yan Yuxin

Tuesday 12 March

20:00

Short Films

Short films 'The Lost Ox', 'Double Helix', 'The Bee and the Fly' & 'Geyizagei', followed by a Q&A with director Yan Yuxin

Language: Chinese

Subtitles: English

Lost in the Stars 消失的她

Thriller, Mystery, Crime

Lost in the Stars 消失的她

2022

Cui Rui & Liu Xiang

Friday 15 March

20:00

He Fei's wife Li Muzi mysteriously disappears during their wedding anniversary trip. When she reappears, He Fei insists she's not his wife.

Language: Mandarin

Subtitles: English

Within 夹缝之间

Drama

Within 夹缝之间

2023

Guo Dalu

Sunday 17 March

17:30

A single mother and a police detective discover some long-hidden secrets.

Language: Mandarin

Subtitles: English

A Song Sung Blue 小白船

Drama, Coming of Age, LGBTQIA+

A Song Sung Blue 小白船

2023

Geng Zihan

Tuesday 19 March

20:00

Closing Film

During the loneliest of summers, shy, 15 year old Xian meets extroverted Mingmei, an 18 year old Chinese-Korean girl.

Language: Mandarin / Korean Dialect

Subtitles: English

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