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Confucius Institute Chinese Film Festival
Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
313 North 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508 402-472-5353

Confucius Institute Chinese Film Festival

Free screenings of three Chinese films. Part of the Confucius Institute's 2019 Chinese Culture Festival.

Event Times

9.27 Fri 4:00, 7:00 p.m.
9.28 Sat 4:00, 7:00 p.m.
9.29 Sun 4:00, 7:00 p.m.
9.30 Mon 7:00 p.m.
10.1 Tue 7:00 p.m.
10.2 Wed 7:00 p.m.
10.3 Thu 7:00 p.m.

A selection of Chinese films will be shown at The Ross during the 2019 Chinese Culture Festival. Sponsored by The Confucius Institute at The University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Visit for more information about the Confucius Institute.

Tickets are required to attend the screening and can be picked up at the Ross Box Office (not available online).


Friday Sept 27 - 4:00 PM 
Saturday Sept 28 - 7:00 PM 
Monday Sept 30 - 7:00 PM 
Thursday Oct 3 - 7:00 PM 

A tragicomedy initially set in the jianghu-criminal underworld-setting, ASH IS PUREST WHITE is less a gangster movie than a melodrama. With a three-part structure, it begins by following the quick-witted Qiao (Tao Zhao) and her mobster boyfriend Bin (Fan Liao) as they stake out their turf against rivals and upstarts in 2001 postindustrial Datong before expanding out into an epic narrative of how abstract forces shape individual lives, and continues Jia Zhangke's body of work as a record of 21st-century China and its warp-speed transformations. Directed by Zhangke Jia (2019, 136 minutes)




Friday Sept 27 - 7:00 PM
Sunday Sept 29 - 4:00 PM     
Tuesday Oct 1 - 7:00 PM                    

With SHADOW, director Zhang Yimou (HERO, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create a film like no other, masterfully painting a canvas of inky blacks and greys punctuated with bursts of color from the blood of the defeated. In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a "shadow", a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want. Directed by by Zhang Yimou (2019, 115 minutes)


Saturday Sept 28 - 4:00 PM 
Sunday Sept 29 - 7:00 PM 
Wednesday Oct 2 - 7:00 PM 

In this rollicking romantic comedy, a man and a woman living in the same apartment nearly twenty years apart wake one day to find their timelines have merged. Now they're stuck with one another, unless they can work together long enough to find a way back to their normal lives... if destiny will allow it. Directed by Lun Xu (2018, 101 minutes)

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