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A Century of Chinese Cinema – BFI Southbank (2014)

I heard about this online thanks to Pimp Sheui bar on Twitter and as I enjoyed last year’s Action, HK Style at QAGOMA and even travelled interstate to see one weekend of the programming I thought I should let more people know about it so they get the same opportunity.

The program goes for five months rather than the three that QAGOMA had, it does seem to have less movies on per day, but they are on every day. If you are working in London and had the time to spend I would definitely recommend attending at least a few sessions.

A Century of Chinese Cinema (introduction)

The Golden Age

A program covering the “golden age” of Chinese Cinema before the Cultural Revolution. These films are hard to see normally.


The Spring River Flows East Part I
The Spring River Flows East Part II
Song at Midnight
Labourer’s Love
Romance of the Western Chamber
Red Heroine
Spring in a Small Town

A New China
Post Cultural Revolution films and older classics.


An Unfinished Comedy
China Behind
Execution in Autumn
In the Face of Demolition
Li Shuangshuang
New Year’s Sacrifice
Parents’ Hearts
Red Crag: Life in Eternal Flame
Red Detachment of Women
Shangrao Concentration Camp
Spring in a Small Town
The Arch
The East is Red
The Love Eterne
The Winter
This Whole Life of Mine
Two Stage Sisters

Swordsmen, Gangsters and Ghosts
A more action-oriented program for Hong Kong kung fu film fans.


A Chinese Odyssey (Part I: Pandora’s Box)
A Chinese Odyssey (Part II: Cinderella)
A Touch of Zen
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Drunken Master
Drunken Master 2 (aka The Legend of Drunken Master)
Election 2
Fist of Fury
Infernal Affairs
Long Arm of the Law
Once Upon a Time in China
Once Upon a Time in China 2
One-Armed Swordsman
Police Story
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
The Banquet
The Story of a Discharged Prisoner
Wong Fei-hung: The Whip That Smacks the Candle