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Trailer 2023 FánHuā Chinese Film Festival in Milan

Success in Milan for the FánHuā Chinese Film Festival !

On the occasion of the Lantern Festival, which closed the celebrations for the Chinese New Year of 2023 on Sunday 5 February, the FánHuā Chinese Film Festival presented the three most successful films of the October 2022 edition to the Milan audience.

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The initiative, promoted for the second year in Milan by the FánHuā Association and Zhong Art International, was realised in collaboration with Cineteca di Milano in the very central and historical hall of the Cinema Arlecchino, whose management has passed into the hands of the Cineteca itself in April 2022. The event was held under the patronage of the City of Milan, the Chinese Consulate and the Italy China Council Foundation.

At the opening, on Saturday evening at 8.30 p.m., guests and public lingered in the foyer for a toast before entering the auditorium.

In the movie theatre the Cineteca Director Matteo Pavesi introduced the institutional representatives in attendance, Liu Kan, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Milan, and Isabella Menichini of the Culture Directorate - Entertainment Area representing Councillor Tommaso Sacchi, whose video-message was screened.

Xiuzhong Zhang, President of the FánHuā Chinese Film Festival, explained the aims of the Association’s initiative, thanking the institutions for their support and all those who had contributed to the success in Milan.

The best films from the Festival's 2022 programme were shown in their original version with Italian subtitles and introduced by Paolo Bertolin, the Festival's Artistic Director.

The audience, attentive and participating, was comprised of Milanese and Chinese belonging to all generations. On Sunday afternoon, for the animated film, many excited Chinese children and young people were among the audience.

At the end of the event, the organisers greeted the public with a warm goodbye till the next Chinese New Year!


Saturday 4 February, 8.30 pm

Opening ceremony. Followed by the opening film:

One and Four, by Jigme Trinley, 2021, running time 88'

European premiere in Florence, winner of the Festival's 2022 Audience Award

Who is the poacher? Who is the policeman? Who helped the poacher? A Tibetan gamekeeper is confronted with a deadly enigma in a tense Tarantino-esque debut. A breathtaking thriller set against the backdrop of a snowy forest that captivates and surprises.


Sunday 5 February

3.00 pm

New Gods: Nezha Reborn, by Zhao Ji, 2021, running time 118'.

The popular figure of the Taoist divinity Nezha revisited in a contemporary key, embodied by a motorbike messenger. A heroic adventure that testifies to the creativity and success of Chinese animation.


7.00 pm

B for Busy, by Shao Yihui, 2021, running time 112'

Lao Bai is a multifaceted 50-year-old divorced and perpetually busy man. His encounter with Ms Li and her little daughter Maya leads him to try to put his life in order. A contemporary sentimental comedy enhanced by a setting in traditional Shanghai.

Via San Pietro All'Orto, 9, Milan

Phone: 02 - 4547 9033

4 and 5 February 2023

Information and tickets online:

€ 7 full price; € 5 reduced with Cinetessera; € 4 reduced for under 14.

Public transport: MM1: San Babila - Tram: n. 20, 23, 67 - Bus: n. 50, 54, 60, 61, 65, 73.

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