2012 London Chinese Independent Film Festival will take place from 15th of Sep to 29th of Sep in The Screen @ RADA （Malet Street, London WC1E 7JN) screening 9 feature length films and documentaries from mainland China.
London Chinese Independent Film Festival is designed for cine-enthusiasts, fans of Chinese films, UK media, distributors and anyone else with an interest in film or contemporary China. In its debut year, LCIFF will guide its audience through the extraordinary journey taken by Chinese independent cinema in the past two decades. Throughout the two-week event, the audience will be treated to an exquisite variety of independent film, at times mouthwatering and captivating and at times inspiring and liberating: Independent films and documentaries that have had a profound and formative influence on Chinese cinema, shaping current perceptions and attitudes.
There are many classics on offer: ‘Bumming in Beijing’, credited with inspiring the launch of the New Documentary Cinema movement in China, ‘Pickpocket’, the astonishing debut film from Jia Zhangke, Liu Jiayin’s ‘Oxhide 2’, follows her successful debut ‘Oxhide 1’, another masterpiece of ‘Individual Cinema’, and not to forget Ai Xiaoming’s famous activist documentary ‘Why the Flower is so Red’ featuring world famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
At intervals in the festival, the audience will be stimulated by challenging discourses, given by leading academics and film critics, invited to discuss the Chinese Independent Cinema Movement and the hot social issues in China today.
Visit the Official Site for more information, screenings, and tickets.