Monday, January 9, 2023

Chinese Film and Food showcase at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls


Chinese Film and Food Festival features never before seen films and crowd-favorite delicacies Megaworld Lifestyle Malls hosts the Chinese Film and Food Festival at selected Megaworld Cinemas on January 2023 in collaboration with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.

In time for the celebration of the Year of the Water Rabbit, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China gives a special treat that highlights the best movies and goodies that will attract film enthusiasts and foodies alike. Chinese Films will be screening for free at Eastwood Cinemas, Lucky Chinatown Cinemas, Newport Cinemas, and Uptown Cinemas, and the first 60 walk-ins get free popcorn.

The Chinese Film and Food Festival was launched last Dec 11 at Venice Cineplex in Venice Grand Canal with the presence of the Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Mr. Huang Xilian, Mr. Wang Wenhui, and representatives from the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board.

Chinese delicacies were also highlighted to show remarkable support to Chinese culture from the famous Hopia, Tikoy, Mooncake, Siopao, and many more in the list of homegrown brands.

Among the movies to catch on are “The Wandering on Earth”, “Huang Wenxiu”, “Uproar in Heaven”, “Pigsy Eats Watermelon”, “A Writer’s Odyssey”, “White Snake”, “Hi, Mom” and “B for Busy”.

To mark the annual celebration of the Chinese New Year, the movie schedules are as follows:

Eastwood City - Jan 8-10

Lucky Chinatown - Jan 13-15

Newport Mall - Jan 20-22

Uptown Mall - Jan 23-25

The Chinese Film and Food Festival Roster of Films

“The Wandering Earth” Directed by Frant Gwo


Jan 15, 3:00PM at Lucky Chinatown

Jan 22, 3:00 PM at Newport Mall

As the sun is dying out, people all around the world build giant planet thrusters to move Earth out of its orbit and sail Earth to a new star system. Yet the 2500-year journey comes with unexpected dangers, and in order to save humanity, a group of young people in this age of a wandering Earth fight hard for the survival of humankind.

“Huang Wenxiu” Directed by Miao Yue


January 9, 3:00 PM and 5:15 PM at Eastwood City

Sunny and beautiful Zhuang girl Huang Wenxiu returns to her hometown after graduating from Beijing Normal University with a master's degree and devotes herself to the front line of poverty alleviation with enthusiasm. She brings new hope to the future development of the village and wins everyone`s love by helping the villagers to alleviate poverty and aspirations. One rainy night, Huang Wenxiu was unfortunately sacrificed in a flash flood on her way back to the village for disaster relief. She died at the age of 29. Her sunny figure, strong will and winning belief inspire everyone to move forward.

“Uproar in Heaven” Directed by Wan Laiming


January 15, 5:15 PM at Lucky Chinatown

January 22, 5:15 PM at Newport Mall

January 25, 3:00 PM at Uptown Mall

Sun Wukong, the King of the Monkeys, sets off on his first adventure to gain a worthy weapon. This earns the attention of the Jade Emperor of Heaven.

“Pigsy Eats Watermelon” Directed by Wan Laiming and Wan Guchan


January 15, 5:15 PM at Lucky Chinatown

January 22, 5:15 PM at Newport Mall

January 25, 3:00 PM at Uptown Mall

The main character was Zhu Bajie, the Chinese folklore character from the literature Journey to the West. Though the story was considered more of a spin-off. The character was used, since pigs were often associated with greed in the culture.

“A Writer’s Odyssey” Directed by Lu Yang


January 8, 3:00 PM and 5:15 PM at Eastwood City

January 13, 3:00 PM at Lucky Chinatown

January 24, 3:00 PM at Uptown Mall

Six years after the abduction of his daughter, a man is hired to kill the author of a fantasy novel, but the world of the novel seems to intersect with reality.

“White Snake” Directed by Amp Wong and Zhao Ji


January 10, 3:00 PM and 5:15 PM at Eastwood City

January 10, 3:00 PM and 5:15 PM at Newport Mall

The protagonist is a young adult white snake-demon Blanca/Bai Suzhen who loses  her memories while being disguised as a lovely human woman and falls in love with a snake hunter. This strongly displeases her young sister,  Verta/Xiaoqing, the green snake-demon.

“Hi, Mom” Directed by Jia Ling


January 14, 3:00 PM and 5:15 PM at Lucky Chinatown

January 24, 5:15 PM at Uptown Mall

After her mother Li Huanying is fatally injured in a car accident in 2001, grief-stricken Jia Xiaoling finds herself transported back in time to the year 1981, where she becomes her mother's close friend. Jia Xiaoling feels that she has not been a good enough daughter in the present, so back in 1981, she does all she can to make Li Huanying happy, including setting her up with a factory manager's son, Shen Guanglin, in the hope of giving her mother a better husband, a better daughter, and a better life than she had the first time around.

“B for Busy” Directed by Shao Yihui


January 21, 3:00 PM and 5:15 PM at Newport Mall

January 23, 3:00 PM and 5:15 PM at Uptown Mall

50-year-old Shanghai's uncle Lao Bai has been divorced for many years and lives by teaching people to paint. He is lonely but he does not want to admit loneliness. He had an exotic past that he fell in love with at first sight many years ago, which he was willing to be alone all his life. Lao Wu is a good friend of Lao Bai. Lao Bai admired Lao Wu, but could only live in the real world of firewood, rice, oil, and salt. Lao Wu only loved one person in his life, and eventually wrote a dreamlike love myth.

Watch out for more events and updates in light of the upcoming Chinese New Year Celebration and special activities made for all shoppers. For event updates, call 8911-5555 or follow Megaworld Lifestyle Malls on Facebook or Instagram @megaworldlifestylemalls.

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