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[Film Guide] 14th Spring Film Festival

January 14, 2020

The Ateneo Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies presents another year of the Chinese film festival in Manila.

A week-long celebration of Chinese arts and culture at Shangri-La Plaza ushers in the Year of the Rat. Highlighting this occasion is the 14th Spring Film Festival, with screenings from January 19-26, 2020 at the Red Carpet. Paintings will fill the Main Atrium during the festival run while guests can enjoy the Chinese Music Concert and Painting Workshop on January 25, 2:00 PM and January 26, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM respectively. Admission is FREE on all activities.


14th Spring Film Festival movie line up

The Monkey King 2

2016 | Action, Fantasy | 119 min

Based on the 16th century Chinese novel “Journey to the West” about Sun Wu Kong who is a monkey supernatural powers which he acquired through Taoist practices. The story revolves around the adventure of Sun Wu Kong together with a Buddhist monk Tang San Zang.

Jian Bing Man 煎餅侠

2015 | China | 113 min

The hilarious story of an actor, Da Peng, who in an attempt to woo his girlfriend without a million-dollar ring, finds himself in a series of scrapes and gangsters.

The Great Wall

2015 | China | 104 min

The story of a European mercenary who joined the soldiers of the Nameless Order who are protecting the Great Wall in fighting the monster Tao Tie.

Our Shining Days 闪光少女

2017 | Drama/Music | 103 min

An entertaining movie about a Chen Jong from a music school who started the traditional Chinese music battle with the Western Classical musical students.

Battle of Memories

2015 | China | 118 min

They story takes place in 2025, where advance technology removed the memories of a man and later finds himself in a serial killer’s mind.

Little Door Gods

2015 | China | 109 min

The story takes place in a small town south of the Yangtze River between the immortal and human realms. The door gods Shentu and Yulei who are brothers ventured into the human realm to prove their worth to the humans by helping a family save their business.


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

Screening Schedule

Red Carpet

Date Movie Time
Jan 19 / Sun Our Shining Days 3:00 pm
Little Door Gods 5:10 pm
The Monkey King 2 7:30 pm
Jan 20 / Mon The Great Wall 2:55 pm
Jian Bing Man 5:10 pm
The Monkey King 2 7:30 pm
Jan 21 / Tues Little Door Gods 3:00 pm
Our Shining Days 5:20 pm
Battle of Memories 7:30 pm
Jan 22 / Wed Jian Bing Man 2:45 pm
The Monkey King 2 5:00 pm
The Great Wall 7:30 pm
Jan 23 / Thurs Our Shining Days 2:50 pm
Battle of Memories 5:00 pm
Little Door Gods 7:30 pm
Jan 24 / Fri The Monkey King 2 2:45 pm
The Great Wall 5:15 pm
Jian Bing Man 7:30 pm
Jan 25 / Sat Battle of Memories 2:40 pm
Little Door Gods 5:15 pm
Our Shining Days 7:30 pm
Jan 26 / Sun Our Shining Days 3:00 pm
Little Door Gods 5:10 pm
The Monkey King 2 7:30 pm

For more updates on the 14th Spring Film Festival, visit the following Facebook pages – Ateneo Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies, Ateneo Celadon’s Spring Film Festival, Shangri-La Plaza, and the Red Carpet. You may also call Ateneo de Manila University at 8426-6001 locals 5284 or 5208.

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