chinese lunar new year film

Chinese Lunar New Year Special Screening: The Monkey King - Havoc in Heaven (1961) 大闹天宮

7:00pm - 9:00pm / Friday 12th February 2021
Type: Webinar / Category: Department / Series: Confucius Institute
  • Admission: This is a free event, however please register via the Eventbrite link provided
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In 2021, we see the arrival of the Chinese Year of the Golden Ox. To celebrate this event, which occurs once every 60 years, the Confucius Institute will host an online screening of classic children’s animation Monkey King,

The film was produced by the Shanghai Animation Film Studio, but has been recently restored, with a Premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival in 2019.

The Monkey King, known as Sun Wukong (孙悟空) in Mandarin Chinese, is a legendary heroic character from one of the four classic Chinese literature works entitled ‘Journey to the West’ (西游记) in the 16th century. Sun Wukong is born from a magic stone on the top of the Mountain of Flowers and Fruits and is revered as one of most iconic figures in Chinese literature and is known by all Chinese children.

This is the film’s first official appearance in the UK and all families wishing to view the film can register by the link provided. Following registration, you will be provided with a code to access the film for FREE on your computer/TV/tablet/laptop

The event is brought to you in collaboration with the UK-China Film Collab.