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[Film] Guide to the 13th Spring Film Festival

January 6, 2019

Celebrate ahead of the Chinese New Year with the 13th Spring Film Festival.

Ateneo Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies posted the film line up, screening schedule and side events for the upcoming 13th Spring Film Festival on Facebook.

Six contemporary movies, with themes ranging from comedy, romance and action, will be screened from January 30 to February 5, 2019 at the Red Carpet (formerly Shang Cineplex), Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City.

A Chinese Painting Exhibit and Chinese Costumes on the Catwalk will be on display during the duration of the film festival.

A Chinese Music Concert and Painting Workshop will be held on February 2, 2PM – 3:30PM and February 3, 2PM – 4PM respectively. Fireworks will also lit up the skies on the eve of the Chinese New Year.

13th Spring Film Festival movie line up

I Belonged To You 从你的全世界路过

2016 | Art House & International, Romance | 131 min

A recently dumped radio host finds a new perspective on love when a young intern begins to work with him on his show.

Awards: Best Film, 30th Tokyo International Film Festival / 2017 Golden Crane Awards

Lost in White 冰河追凶

2016 | Crime | 102 min

In a small village, where the land was covered with thick snow, a dead body was found in an iced river. Detective Zhou Peng and Wang Hao went to the village searching for perpetrator. What they found is a much more complicated truth.

Detective Chinatown

2015 | Action & Adventure, Comedy | 136 min

After being rejected from the police college, a mannerly man travels to Bangkok where he and an energetic distant relative must solve a murder case.

The Third Way of Love

2015 | Drama, Romance | 113 min

The love story of Lin Qi Zheng, who is from a rich family, and Zhou Yu who is a smart and beautiful lawyer.

A Tale of Three Cities

2015 | Drama | 130 min

A Hong Kong war romantic film set in World Wide II base on the real-life story of Jackie Chan’s parents, Charles and Lee-Lee Chan.

Lost in Hong Kong

2015 | Comedy | 114 min

Hoping to reconnect with his first love, Xu Lai’s hopes are dashes as he finds himself wrapped up in a murder investigation.

Gala Feature: Our Time Will Come

2017 | Drama | 130mins

Youths and resistance groups fight for freedom and independence in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation.


Free admission on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Screening Schedule

Red Carpet

Jan 30 / WedLost in White1:00 PM
Lost in Hong Kong3:30 PM
GALA NIGHT: Our Time Will Come7:30 PM
Jan 31 / ThursThe Third Way of Love2:00 PM
I Belonged To You4:30 PM
A Tale of Three Cities7:00 PM
Feb 1 / FriLost in Hong Kong2:00 PM
I Belonged To You4:30 PM
Detective Chinatown7:00 PM
Feb 2 / SatLost in Hong Kong1:30 PM
Detective Chinatown4:00 PM
A Tale of Three Cities7:00 PM
Feb 3 / SunA Tale of Three Cities1:30 PM
Lost in White4:30 PM
The Third Way of Love7:00 PM
Feb 4 / MonThe Third Way of Love1:30 PM
I Belonged To You4:30 PM
Detective Chinatown7:00 PM
Feb 5 / TuesLost in White1:30 PM
A Tale of Three Cities4:00 PM
Lost in Hong Kong7:00 PM

For more updates on the 13th Spring Film Festival, visit the following Facebook pages – Ateneo Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies, Ateneo Celadon’s Spring Film Festival, Shangri-La Plaza, or the Red Carpet.

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