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MSU Chinese Film Forum Started on October 5th

MSU Chinese Film Forum Started on October 5th.

On October 5, 2017, the MSU Chinese Film Screening and Discussion Forum premiered in Wells Hall. The forum is sponsored by MSU’s Confucius Institute, the Asian Studies Center, the Office of China Programs, and the Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages. The theme of the film series and forum is “Exploring Relationships in Modern Chinese Films.”  Consul General Hong Lei, the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago, was scheduled to be on campus for an official visit, and attended the event. He gave opening remarks on how films have been playing an important role in reshaping Chinese society. He hoped that the film festival could help people at MSU explore the development of Chinese society and know more about Chinese culture. Cultural exchanges and understanding are essential for building a stronger bridge between China and other international communities. 

The film, Duckweed, was screened for the festival premiere. It is a 2017 Chinese drama directed by Han Han, and released on January 28, 2017. The film tells a story about the reconciliation between a father and his son, Ah Lang. The film highlights Ah Lang’s struggles with understanding his father’s occupation and life. Throughout the film, he is able to experience his father’s legendary and interesting past life.