UCCA collaborates with Beijing Hugoeast Media Co. Ltd to present the monthly series “UCCA Friday Cinema.” Each month’s films are organized by theme, and range from genre flicks to art films. Following September’s “Scene One” and October’s “The Second Sex,” December’s theme is “Crime and Punishment,” and features suspense and crime films. Screenings include “Glory,” the Bulgarian submission for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film Award, “Paulina” (La Patota), which won Best Film at the 5th Beijing International Film Festival, and “Aibou: The Move IV,” a Japanese box office hit. Audiences will watch films that explore the struggle between justice and wrongdoing, innocence and guilt, and punishment and forgiveness.
Single ticket: 30 RMB/Adult
Single ticket: 20 RMB/UCCA Member
Set tickets: 100 RMB/4 films/Adult
Set tickets: 60 RMB/4 films/UCCA Member
Set tickets include 4 different films
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12.8 (Fri) 19:30-21:30 Aibou: The Movie IV
12.15 (Fri) 19:30-21:00 Paulina (La Patota)
12.22 (Fri) 19:30-21:30 Clean Hands
12.29 (Fri) 19:30-21:00 Glory
Aibou: The Movie IV
Director: Hajime Hashimoto
Starring: Kazuki Kitamura, Takashi Sorimachi, Yukie Nakama
Language: Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles
Runtime: 120 min
Synopsis: A fatal mass poisoning occurred seven years ago at the Japanese Embassy in Britain, and the only survivor, a young girl, was kidnapped by an international crime group. However, due to a “high-level political decision” made by the Japanese government, the kidnapping was hidden from the public eye.
Paulina (La Patota)
Director: Santiago Mitre
Starring: Dolores Fonzi, Oscar Martínez, Esteban Lamothe
Languages: Spanish/Guarani with Chinese and English subtitles
Runtime: 103 min
Synopsis: Paulina suspends her education and the prospects of a promising political career to travel to an impoverished indigenous community on Argentina’s border with Paraguay and Brazil. She embarks on a project of civil rights education “on the ground,” but quickly learns that gaining her students’ trust won’t be an easy task. Worse than that, Paulina is assaulted by a group of young men on her way back home. Her unfathomable actions, and the limits of social justice, are unflinchingly examined in this social thriller of will and sacrifice.
Director: Tjebbo Penning
Starring: Frederik Brom, Poal Cairo, Jenne Decleir
Language: Dutch with Chinese and English subtitles
Runtime: 108 min
Synopsis: A woman has turned a blind eye to her husband’s flourishing but risky business for too long. When his dealings take a turn for the worse, she decides to flee in order to protect the lives and futures of their young children. But she knows too much for her husband to allow that.
Director: Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva
Starring: Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva
Language: Bulgarian with Chinese and English subtitles
Runtime: 97 min
Synopsis: Tzanko, a reclusive Bulgarian railway trackman, finds millions of cash spilled on the tracks, and turns them in to the police. When the transport ministry’s head of PR decides to use him as a diversion from a corruption scandal, his simple life falls victim to the grinder of bureaucracy.
Beijing Hugoeast Media Co., Ltd.
Since 2016, Beijing Hugoeast Media Co., Ltd. has been working on communication and cooperation between China and beyond through film and cultural exchange, focusing on both artistic and entertainment value. In the past year, Hugoeast has imported roughly 70 new highly acclaimed films from all over the world, including several films from 70th Cannes International Film Festival: Let the Sunshine In, which won the SACD prize (Directors’ Fortnight), The Workshop (Un Certain Regard), Sicilian Ghost Story (opening film for Critics’ Week), and The Intruder (Directors’ Fortnight). They have also facilitated screenings of Félicité and Summer 1993, which won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize and GWFF Best First Feature Award of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival respectively.
- 2017.12.8 – 2017.12.29
- Various languages with Chinese subtitles