UCCA Beijing

UCCA Friday Cinema Hugoeast Screening: Crime and Punishment

2017.12.8 - 2017.12.29

Location:  Auditorium
Language:  Various languages with Chinese subtitles

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

About the Film

Aibou: The Movie IV

Director: Hajime Hashimoto

Starring: Kazuki Kitamura, Takashi Sorimachi, Yukie Nakama

Genre: Drama/Mystery

Country: Japan

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

Genre: Drama/Thriller

Country: Argentina

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.

Clean Hands

Director: Tjebbo Penning

Starring: Frederik Brom, Poal Cairo, Jenne Decleir

Genre: Crime/Drama/Thriller

Country: Netherlands

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

Genre: Drama

Country: Bulgaria

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.

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