China Onscreen at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

A Tribute to Feng Xiaogang

Director Feng Xiaogang has been blowing up the Chinese box office for over two decades ever since his first smash hit, the social comedy The Dream Factory (1997) virtually reinvented the Chinese New Year film genre. Since then Feng has criss-crossed genres – urban satires, historical epics, romances, action thrillers and the war film – with populist alacrity.

Frequently compared to Steven Spielberg not only for his longevity atop the Chinese film industry but also for the artier turn his films have taken of late, Feng works readily with American stars – Donald Sutherland (Big Shot’s Funeral, 2001), Adrien Brody and Tim Robbins (Back to 1942, 2012) – alongside his regular collaborators, including Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing (I Am Not Madame Bovary, 2016) and her male counterparts Ge You (Cell Phone, 2003) and Zhang Hanyu (Assembly, 2007).

China Onscreen is thrilled to host Feng in person for the US Premiere of his latest film Youth (2017) as part of a Tribute honoring his artistry as China’s leading popular filmmaker. 

A Tribute to Feng Xiaogang is part of China Onscreen’s ongoing Dunhuang Projected series.

Film notes by Cheng-Sim Lim and Paul Malcolm 

Special thanks to: Barbara Robinson; Janet Yang; Amelia Yi Zuo; Paul Malcolm; Paul Kurek; Christina Chou; Edward Lau; Celia Hao, Lyra Chang – Huayi Brothers Pictures Ltd.; Robert Lundberg – China Lion Film Distribution, Inc.; Doris Pfardrescher, Shelby Stiner – Well Go USA Entertainment.

 

US Premiere

US Premiere

YOUTH 芳华
Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Director Feng Xiaogang in person!

CELL PHONE 手机

CELL PHONE 手机

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7:00 p.m

ASSEMBLY   集结号

ASSEMBLY 集结号

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7:00 p.m

AFTERSHOCK   唐山大地震

AFTERSHOCK 唐山大地震

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m

I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY

I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY

我不是潘金莲
Monday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Born in China – Los Angeles Premiere 

Acclaimed Chinese director Lu Chuan (City of Life and Death, Kekexili) and an international team of nature filmmakers journey deep into China for an unprecedented vision of its untouched wilderness and the amazing animals that make it their home.