Launch of Glasgow's first ever 'Overseas Chinese Film Season'

Launch of Glasgow's first ever 'Overseas Chinese Film Season'

Issued: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 00:00:00 BST

The Scotland-China Association (Glasgow branch) launches the first ever 'Overseas Chinese Film Season' on Friday 18 October 2002 at Glasgow University's G12 cinema.

The festival will run from 18th October ヨ 9th November and offer a programme of films and documentaries that portray the experience of Chinese people living in Britain, including 'Night Swimmer', the first film, which depicts Chinese life in Glasgow.

The festival is to be opened by the Lord Provost of Glasgow and David Yip, the festival's patron and well-known actor and director. David Yip is best known for his cinema, stage, radio and television work. His credits include leads in the BBC TV series 'The Chinese Detective', 'Ping Pong' directed by Poh-Chih Leung and roles in Kenneth Brannagh's 'Hamlet', Jon Amiel's 'Entrapment', Stewart Sugg's 'Fast Food', John Glenn's 'Chuck Lee - A View to Kill' and Stephen Spielberg's 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'.

Each programme includes an opening short and full-length feature and will be introduced by a speaker. The speakers include directors, writers and actors associated with the films as well as British-Chinese artists and academics. There will be short post-film discussions at every screening.

Programme of Events

All films are in English and Chinese with English sub-titles.
Tickets to the screenings are free and early booking is advised.

Reservations from Gilmorehill G12 at 9 University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ.
Tel: 0141 330 5522
or e-mail: boxoffice@gilmorehillg12.co.uk.

Further information, please contact
Fran￧ois Josserand 07939 226 367

Media Relations Office (media@gla.ac.uk)


A reception to open the festival will be held for invited guests and Press at 6.30pm on Friday 18th October at Gilmorehill G12, 9 University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ.

David Yip, the Speakers and the organisers of the Film Season are all available for interview. David Yip will be in Glasgow from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 October.

To arrange interviews please contact Fran?ois Josserand on 07939 226 367
e-mail: francois.josserand@strath.ac.uk

or contact the University of Glasgow Press Office on 0141 330 3535

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