Wellington News and Events

August Chinese Film 中国电影

Date: Wednesday 24 August Time: 7.00pm – 9:30pm Venue: Committee Room One, Wellington City Council, 101 Wakefield Street Turn Left Turn Right (向左走,向右走), director Jonnie To, starring: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Gigi Leung (金城武 , 梁咏琪), 100 minutes.  This is a movie about two people (Gigi Leung and Takeshi Kaneshiro), who are destined to be together but by some twist of circumstances … [Read more...]

July Chinese Film 中国电影

Date: Wednesday 27 July  Time: 7.00pm – 9:30pm  Venue: Committee Room One, Wellington City Council, 101 Wakefield Street Life Show (生活秀), director Huo Jianqi霍建起, starring Tao Hong, Tao Zeru (主演: 陶红 / 陶泽如 / 潘粤明)  105 minutes. Adapted from a famous novel written by novelist Chi Li, Life Show tells the story of Lai Shuang Yang, who runs a restaurant in a Chongqing night market, … [Read more...]

June Chinese Film 中国电影

Date: Thursday 23 June Time: 7.00pm - 9:30pm Venue: Committee Room One, Wellington City Council, 101 Wakefield Street (please note the venue and date change, we have moved back to Wellington City Council meeting room.) 24 City (Chinese: 二十四城记/二十四城記; literally: The Story of 24 City) is a 2008 film directed and co-written by Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke. The film follows … [Read more...]

MAY CHINESE FILM 中国电影

Date: Wednesday 25 May Time: 7.00pm - 9:30pm Venue: Committee Room One, Wellington City Council, 101 Wakefield Street (please note the venue change, moved back to Wellington City Council meeting room.) 7.00pm - Chinese Documentary: I wish I knew 海上传奇(hai shang chuan qi) [2010] Focuses on the people, their stories and architecture spanning from … [Read more...]

Chinese Feature Film – The Knot 云水谣

FEBRUARY CHINESE FILM + MANDARIN CORNER – Note new venue with combined activities Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room, Wellington Central Library Date: Friday 25 March Time: 6.00pm - 8.30pm 1. 6.00pm - Mandarin Corner 汉语角 2. 6.30pm - 6.30pm - Chinese feature film: The Knot 云水谣 (Yun Shui Yao) Director: Yin Li. Starring: Chen Kun, Xu Ruoxuan and Li Bingbing.  This popular film is … [Read more...]

NZCFS 2011 National Conference, Wellington, 27-29 May

  The Wellington City Council Chambers, Wellington Town Hall is the location for the NZCFS 2011 National Conference, 27-29 May, 2011.   For more details, please see the full NZCFS 2011 National Conference notice .     … [Read more...]

CHINESE FEATURE FILM – Angel Vera 飞来的青衣

Based on a true story of an 8-year-old Italian girl who becomes a super fan of Beijing Opera after visiting China with her mother. This determined young girl braves many difficulties and finally makes her dream become true. 意大利小姑娘维拉来到中国,被中国京剧的魅力所吸引。她凭着热爱、执着和苦练而走进艺术学校,还帮助了老师晓梦圆了舞台梦,自己也终于粉墨登场,走上了京剧舞台。 Directors: Ma Chongjie. Starring: Liu Jiada (Italian), Wang Xin and Yang … [Read more...]

MY DREAM – St James Theatre, Sunday 28 November, 6.30pm

A mesmerizing performance of Chinese dance, music and poetry presented by 50 physically impaired entertainers from throughout China. The Chinese Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe has performed in 40 countries since its creation in 1987, including such world-class theatres as Carnegie Hall in the United States and La Scala Theatre in Italy. The performance looks beyond … [Read more...]

Chinese Feature Film 中国电影: The Xiao Yao Valley in Song Mountains

Thursday 11 November, 7.30pm at Committee Room No. 1, Wellington City Council, 101 Wakefield St.  Free entry. (Please note the documentary 纪录片The Mountain Veterinarian 山村兽医will be screening from 7.00pm and the door closes at 7.15pm) The Xiao Yao Valley in Song Mountains 嵩山逍遥谷 At the end of the Qing dynasty, the master of the Xiaoyao School, prior to his death, handed … [Read more...]

Cantonese Opera

The Wellington Chinese Operatic Society Inc. is staging Cantonese Opera at Little Theatre, Lower Hutt on Monday 13th September 2010, 6.30pm. Ticket $10 available at the door. … [Read more...]