Discover the latest leap in Chinese animation, 'Big Fish & Begonia'. In this special advanced screening, guest speaker Xueting Ni discusses Chinese animation and mythology.
"It is a world within our world, unseen by any human. On the day Chun turns sixteen, she is transformed into a dolphin to explore the human world. Through adventure and sacrifice, love grows. This is a groundbreaking move in Chinese animation."
Join Goldsmiths Confucius Institute in this special advanced screening of the Chinese animated movie 'Big Fish & Begonia', ahead of it's official UK launch in April. As part of Gold on Film, this special screening will invite an expert on Chinese animation and mythology Xueting Ni, who will talk about Chinese animation (donghua) and how it differs from the more well-known Japanese animation (anime). She will also discuss the mythos behind the movie, and how it relates to Chinese culture and superstitions. There will also be a special short animation screening, making this advances screening one to not be missed.
About Xueting Ni:
Xueting (or Christine) Ni is a writer, translator and speaker on Chinese traditional and pop culture. Her translation work has ranged from comics, poetry, essays, film, fantasy and science fiction. Born In Guangzhou, Christine moved to the UK in 1993, and expresses her love for Britain and China equally. Her aim is to show the West that there is more to Chinese culture than kung fu and Monkey (though she thinks both ARE pretty cool). Xueting began giving talks on Chinese culture at Amecon 2008, where she unveiled the western premier of the animated feature “Stormriders:Clash of Evils”. She has spoken on tea culture, Chinese animation, CN punk, classical literature, Chinese food, film and science fiction at festivals around the UK. She is currently writing a book on Chinese spirituality and preparing further samples of Chinese science fiction.
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