2016 China Onscreen Biennial

3-Day Event

This three day event will showcase several movies from China's most talented directors. All movies will be shown at the E Street Cinema. The event will climax with a reception to be held on Wednesday, November 16, featuring director Yang Chao of Crosscurrent.  

For all showings, seats are first come first serve; no registration is required. This event is free and open to the public.


Tuesday, November 15

7:00 PM: Tharlo

(Pema Tseden, 2015, DCP, B&W, Mandarin with English subtitles, 123 mins.)


9:30 PM: Ta'ang

(Wang Bing, 2016, DCP, color, in Ta'ang and Mandarin with English subtitles, 147 mins.)



Wednesday, November 16

7:00 PM: Crosscurrent 

Director, Yang Chao, will be in attendance.

(Yang Chao, 2016, DCP, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 116 mins.)


10:00 PM: The Road

(Zhang Zanbo, 2015, DCP, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 95 mins.)



Thursday, November 17

7:00 PM: I Am Not Madame Bovary

(Feng Xiaogang, 2016, DCP, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 137 mins.)


9:30 PM: A Simple Goodbye

(Degena Yun, 2015, DCP, color, in Mandarin and Mongolian with English subtitles, 96 mins.) 

Sponsored By:

The Freer|Sackler and the GW Confucius Institute co-present this showcase of Chinese cinema in DC in collaboration with the UCLA Confucius Institute with support from Confucius Institute Headquarters.