The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Kolkata, in cooperation with the West Bengal Nandan Film Center, will organize Chinese Film Festival 2018 from 11 to 13 August 2018.
Seven Chinese films will be screened at the West Bengal Nandan Film Center during the three days. On 11 August, Kung Fu Yoga, Xuan Zang, and The Assassins will be screened from 13: 00 to 19:30. On 12 August, Big Fish and Begonia, Tai Chi Hero, and My Kingdom will be screened from 13:00 to 19:00. On 13 August, Rest On Your Shoulder will be screened from 18:00 to 20:00. Free tickets will be available in Nandan Complex since 8 August.
After screening of each film, there will be a short quiz on the film and China, and souvenirs will be given to the one who first comes out with the right answer.
Moreover, the Chinese Consulate will host a film review contest among the audience after the Chinese Film Festival concludes, and cellphones of Chinese brand will be awarded to the best film review writers. Details of this contest will be released soon.
The film festival is part of the on-going effort of the Chinese Consulate to increase understanding of China by people in Kolkata and Eastern India, and promote cultural exchanges between China and Eastern India.
The Chinese Consulate is also showing some films at the schools and universities in Kolkata as well as in other cities or states in Eastern India. For example, it has screened the Big Fish and Begonia in the Calcutta International School.
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