A glance at Shenzhen Art Film Screening in March

Writer: Cao Zhen  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-03-03

The U.S. all-star drama “The Son” hit local cinemas last weekend and now moviegoers can watch the movie for cheap prices at the Broadway Cinematheque in some screenings, thanks to the Shenzhen Art Film Screening project.

Tickets for the screenings in the cinema at 10:30 a.m. March 4, 18, 26 and 1:30 p.m. March 5 are only 20 yuan (US$2.9) each.

“The Son”

Directed by Florian Zeller who found massive success when his Alzheimer’s disease-themed movie “The Father” won awards at the 2021 Oscars, “The Son” explores themes of depression, alienation and the enmeshing of the past with the present.

In “The Son,” Peter (Hugh Jackman) has his busy life with new partner Beth (Vanessa Kirby) and their baby thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate (Laura Dern) turns up with their troubled teenage son, Nicholas (Zen McGrath). Peter strives to take care of Nicholas as he would have wanted his father (Anthony Hopkins) to have taken care of him while juggling his and Beth’s baby. With a stellar cast, the film looks like a master class in acting.

“The Best Is Yet to Come”

The Shenzhen Art Film Screening project also selected five other movies for this month’s cheap-priced screenings. The films are “The Best Is Yet to Come,” “Mammoth,” “Revival,” “Where Nothing Grows” and “The Departure,” all Chinese movies.

Fans of Zhang Songwen, who recently skyrocketed in popularity for his portrayal of a mafia boss in the Chinese TV series “The Knockout,” will be lucky to watch his new movie “The Best Is Yet to Come” starting March 24. The cheap-priced screenings are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. March 25 and 1:30 p.m. March 26.

“The Best Is Yet to Come,” a newsroom drama praised by Variety as “rousing and absorbing,” catches viewers up in the fast-paced story of three Beijing journalists during the heyday of print journalism in 2003. Shot in rough and ready indie style, the movie produced by Jia Zhangke and directed by Wang Jing was previously shown at the Venice Horizons and TIFF’s Discovery.

Crime thriller lovers should not miss the suspense movie “Revival” adapted from Japanese writer Keigo Higashino’s best-selling mystery novel “The Murder in Kairoutei.”

Hosted by the Publicity Department of the Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the CPC, the Shenzhen Art Film Screening event selects quality films for local moviegoers monthly, aiming to propel the development of art films and support outstanding young filmmakers.

Schedules and ticketing: WeChat miniprogram“百老汇影城”

Venue: Broadway Cinematheque, 5/F, MixC World, Nanshan District (深圳万象天地五楼深圳百老汇电影中心)

Metro: Line 1 to Hi-tech Park Station (高新园站), Exit A