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2016 Asian American International Film Festival | New York City

Special Presentations

Happiness

AAIFF ’16 is honored to partner with the Shanghai Film Distribution and Exhibition Association to present premieres of four award-wining Chinese art films in New York City.


  1. DEEP IN THE HEART

    Xin Yukun / Narrative, Special Presentations / China / 2015 / Drama, Mystery / 119 mins
    A young man tries to get away from his family's overwhelming power, but when he accidentally kills a local thug, his fate will be intricately linked to his father's. A woman, who for years has been victim of domestic violence, finds comfort in the arms of her ex-lover. The news of the death of her husband arrives as she was planning his murder. An honest village chief plans to retire but an exceptional event related to his son will pull him into the abyss.
    DEEP IN THE HEART

    Anthology Film Archive
    August 6, 2016 7:00 pm


  2. FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE: THE BEIJING OPERA

    FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE: THE BEIJING OPERA (3D)

    Teng Junjie / Narrative, Special Presentations / China / 2015 / Drama, Romance / 102 mins
    This ancient tale tells the story of a Chinese emperor’s rise and fall and his doomed love for a beautiful woman.
    FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE: THE BEIJING OPERA (3D)

    Crosby Street Hotel
    August 5, 2016 7:00 pm


  3. HAPPINESS + Q&A with Kara Wai and Carlos Chan

    Andy Lo / Narrative, Special Presentations / Hong Kong / 2015 / Drama / 120 mins
    After his mother's death, Chan Kai-yuk feels so alone that he leaves Guangzhou for Hong Kong to look up the father who abandoned him and his mom. But Yuk's hopes are dashed on finding his dad has a new family and considers him a burden.
    HAPPINESS + Q&A with Kara Wai and Carlos Chan

    Asia Society
    July 19, 2016 7:00 pm


  4. RIVER

    Sonthar Gya / Narrative, Special Presentations / China / 2015 / Drama / 94 mins
    A little Tibetan girl is weaned by her mother who has become pregnant, causing the girl to think she is losing her parents’ love.
    RIVER

    Anthology Film Archive
    August 6, 2016 5:00 pm


  5. YOUNG LOVE LOST

    Xiang Guoqiang / Narrative, Special Presentations / China / 2015 / Drama, Romance / 120 mins
    Adapted from a critically acclaimed contemporary Chinese novel, YOUNG LOVE LOST presents viewers the melancholy and beauty of Lu Xiaolu‘s misspent youth in a small town in South China.
    YOUNG LOVE LOST

    Anthology Film Archive
    August 6, 2016 2:30 pm