Current Season:

Chinese Cinema Project

Sat 19 Nov — Fri 01 Nov 2024
The Chinese Cinema Project is an exhibition initiative presented by The Garden Cinema. It showcases works from emerging and under-represented Chinese filmmakers via regular screenings, exploring auteurship and cinematic beauty in its various forms – new and classic, features and shorts.

Upcoming Screenings

A New Old Play 18

The Chinese Cinema Project presents a mini-season celebrating Qiu Jiongjiong, showcasing his early non-fiction works and this modern classic. Qiu Jiongjiong… Read More
Qiu Jiongjiong , Hong Kong, France, 2021, 179m.
Mon 27 May
19:45

The Secret + Intro 18

This is the opening film in Celebrating Ann Hui Season and the screening will be introduced by Tony Rayns. A complimentary… Read More
Ann Hui, Hong Kong, 1979, 90m.
Sun 09 Jun
16:00

Boat People + Intro 18

The screening will be introduced by Chris Berry (KCL). Among the most important films to come out of the Hong Kong… Read More
Ann Hui, Hong Kong, 1982, 109m.
Mon 10 Jun
20:10

Summer Snow + Intro 18

The screening will be introduced by Tony Rayns. Summer Snow is a brave, pioneering example of a Hong Kong film taking up… Read More
Ann Hui, Hong Kong, 1995, 101m.
Tue 11 Jun
20:10

A Simple Life + Intro PG

Based on actual life experience of renowned producer, Roger Lee, Ann Hui’s multiple award-winning A Simple Life is a story of care,… Read More
Ann Hui, Hong Kong, China, 2011, 118m.
Sat 15 Jun
17:30

Elegies + Intro 18

This screening will be followed by a post film discussion in the Garden Cinema Bar. The latest work from Ann Hui… Read More
Ann Hui, Hong Kong, China, 2023, 101m.
Sun 16 Jun
14:00

Past Screenings

My Mother's Rhapsody + short 18

The Chinese Cinema Project presents a mini-season celebrating Qiu Jiongjiong, showcasing his early non-fiction works and the modern classic A New… Read More
Qui Jiongjiong, China, 2011, 2009, 146m.
This screening has now passed.

Madame 18

Presented by the Chinese Cinema Project, in partnership with Queer East, this screening will be followed by an online Q&A with… Read More
Qiu Jiongjiong , China, 2010, 120m.
This screening has now passed.

Dancing with Water: Green Night 18

This screening will be followed by an online Q&A with the director Han Shuai. Trapped in a life of oppression under… Read More
Han Shuai, Hong Kong, 2023, 92m.
This screening has now passed.

The Cloud in Her Room 18

Presented by The Garden Cinema’s Chinese Cinema Project. This screening is followed by a remote Q&A with director Zheng Lu Xinyuan,… Read More
Zheng Lu Xinyuan, China, Hong Kong, 2020, 101m.
This screening has now passed.

Dancing with Water: Barbarian Invasion 18

*This screening will be followed by a remote Q&A with the leading actor Pete Teo. Divorced and exhausted, retired actress Moon… Read More
Tan Chui Mui, Hong Kong, Malaysia, 2021, 106m.
This screening has now passed.

Rouge 15

The screening is to pay tribute to the iconic Hong Kong actor and singer Leslie Cheung who passed away tragically on… Read More
Stanley Kwan, Hong Kong, China , 1987, 96m.
This screening has now passed.

Dancing with Water: Jet Lag 18

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Dancing with Water curator, Kiki Tianqi Yu (QMUL). During a trip from… Read More
Zheng Lu Xinyuan, Austria, Switzerland, 2022, 111m.
This screening has now passed.

Dancing with Water: Stonewalling 18

*This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, who will be in London. When Lynn discovers that she… Read More
HUANG Ji and Ryuji Otsuka, China, 2022, 148m.
This screening has now passed.

Dancing with Water: Virgin Blue 18

*This screening will be followed by a remote Q&A with the director Niu Xiaoyu. Virgin Blue tells the story of a college… Read More
NIU Xiaoyu , China, 2021, 100m.
This screening has now passed.

Suzhou River 12A

Presented by The Garden Cinema’s Chinese Cinema Project. The third feature from Lou Ye, a leading figure of China’s Sixth Generation… Read More
Lou Ye, China, Germany, 2000, 83m.
This screening has now passed.

In the Mood for Love (Immersive Screening) PG

The Garden Cinema's Chinese Cinema Project presents a dress-up screening of In the Mood for Love. In Hong Kong, 1962, Chow… Read More
Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong, 2000, 98m.
This screening has now passed.

Ripples of Life 18

The screening on Saturday 23 September 2023 will be followed up with an after-screening online Q&A with the writer director Wei Shujun, moderated by… Read More
Wei Shujun , China, 2021, 123m.
This screening has now passed.

An Elephant Sitting Still 12A

The Chinese Cinema Project presents Hu Bo's stunning An Elephant Sitting Still. In the northern Chinese city of Manzhouli, they say there… Read More
Hu Bo, China, 2018, 234m.
This screening has now passed.

Chinese Cinema Project presents: Shorts Programme 3 + Intro 18

Following the screening of Hu Bo’s final film, An Elephant Sitting Still, as part of Chinese Cinema Project, Shorts Programme 3… Read More
Hu Bo, China, Various, 121m.
This screening has now passed.

Tharlo PG

This screening is to pay tribute to the Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden who sadly passed away on 8 May 2023, and… Read More
Pema Tseden, China, 2015, 123m.
This screening has now passed.

Journey to the West 18

Tang Zhijun, a down and out middle-aged man, is the editor-in-chief of a science fiction magazine. A question that has puzzled… Read More
Kong Dashan, China, 2021, 117m.
This screening has now passed.

So Long, My Son 12A

On Sunday 18 June, screenwriter Ah Mei will be in conversation with Tony Rayns following the screening. A joint presentation from… Read More
Wang Xiaoshuai, China, 2019, 185m.
This screening has now passed.

Balloon 12A

This screening is to pay tribute to the Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden who sadly passed away on 8 May 2023, and… Read More
Pema Tseden, China, 2019, 102m.
This screening has now passed.

Chinese Cinema Project presents: Shorts Programme 2 + Q&A 18

Following the screenings of Kong Dashan’s acclaimed feature debut Journey to the West in the UK as part of Chinese Cinema Project,… Read More
Kong Dashan, China, 2011-2017, 140m.
This screening has now passed.

Chinese Cinema Project presents: Shorts Programme 1 18

The screening on Sunday 16 April will be followed by an online panel discussion with filmmakers LUO Runxiao, HU Qiao and… Read More
Various, China, 2022, 140m.
This screening has now passed.

A New Old Play 18

The Chinese Cinema Project presents a mini-season celebrating Qiu Jiongjiong, showcasing his early non-fiction works and this modern classic. Qiu Jiongjiong… Read More
Qiu Jiongjiong , Hong Kong, France, 2021, 179m.
This screening has now passed.