Last month we saw 10 foreign movies screened throughout August. This month an oscar-winning documentary and many more movies arrive in Chengdu. Let’s check out 7 foreign movies being shown this autumn below.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Free Solo


tú shǒu pān yán

Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Country: USA

Actors: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin

China Release Date: Friday, September 6, 2019

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.



Friday, September 7, 2019

 Killing For the Prosecution


jiǎn chá fāng de zuì rén

Director: Masato Harada

Country: Japan

Actors: Takuya Kimura, Kazunari Ninomiya, Yuriko Yoshitaka

China Release Date: Friday, September 6, 2019

Mogami Takeshi works at the Tokyo prosecutor’s office focusing on violent criminal cases. Okino Keiichiro admires him and is happy to be assigned to work with Mogami. When a money lender is killed for his dealings with the deceased one Matsukura Shigeo is considered a suspect. He has a past involving a schoolgirl and the prosecutors strive to make the case.



Friday, September 6, 2019

Enthiran 2


bǎo lái wù jī qì rén 2.0:chòng shēng guī lái

Director: S. Shankar

Country: India

Actors: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson

China Release Date: Friday, September 6, 2019

8 years after Chitti was dismantled due to the destruction he caused. Vaseegaran has created new human robot Nila which can understand human feelings better. The cell phones in the city start to disappear from everywhere. A creature in the form of bird creates havoc in the city causing destruction. Vaseegaran believes it to be the fifth element force and decides to get Chitti back in action.

When Vaseegaran traces the location of missing cellphones with help of Chitti and Nila he finds that it’s not the fifth force but a human force done by late professor Pakshi Rajan.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Cold Pursuit


lěng xuè zhuī jī

Director: Hans Petter Moland

Country: UK | Norway | Canada | USA | France | Germany

Actors: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Micheál Richardson

China Release Date: Friday, September 6, 2019

Quiet family man and hard-working snowplow driver Nels is the lifeblood of a glitzy resort town in the Rocky Mountains because he is the one who keeps the winter roads clear. He and his wife live in a comfortable cabin away from the tourists. The town has just awarded him “Citizen of the Year.” But Nels has to leave his quiet mountain life when his son is murdered by a powerful drug lord. As a man who has nothing to lose he is stoked by a drive for vengeance. This unlikely hero uses his hunting skills and transforms from an ordinary man into a skilled killer as he sets out to dismantle the cartel. Nels’ actions ignite a turf war between a manically unpredictable gangster known as Viking and a rival gang boss. Justice is served in one final spectacular confrontation that will leave (almost) no one unscathed.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire


míng zhēn tàn kē nán :gàn qīng zhī quán

Director: Tomoka Nagaoka

Country: Japan

Actors: Yu Asakawa, Kurt Common, Ryan Drees

China Release Date: Friday, September 13, 2019

The world’s greatest blue sapphire, the “blue lapis fist”, said to have sunk in a pirate ship in the late 19th century, on the coasts of Singapore. A local millionaire plots to retrieve it, and when it’s exhibited in an exhibition at the Singaporean Marina Sands hotel, a murder takes place.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Friend Zone


yǒu qíng yǐ shàng

Director: Chayanop Boonprakob

Country: Thailand

Actors: Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon, Naphat Siangsomboon, Jason Young

China Release Date: Friday, September 20, 2019

In this world, there are many people who seem to be wandering along with a relationship between border-lining ‘friends’ and ‘lovers’. This borderline is also commonly known as the FRIEND ZONE. It is a special area for those who are stuck in the middle where they cannot really stay friends with their close friends, nor move forward to be their friends’ lovers. Palm (Naphat Siangsomboon) is one of those who have been stuck in the friend zone with his best friend, Gink (Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul), for 10 years. During high school, he tried to cross the line by confessing his feelings for her. But Gink simply rejected him, saying that “being friends is good enough.” Since then, Palm and Gink have grown closer as true best friends. Every time Palm breaks up with any of his countless girlfriends, Gink will tell him off, talking some sense into him. And every time Gink fights with her boyfriend, no matter where she happens to be in Myanmar, Malaysia, or Hong Kong. All she has to do is make a call to Palm, …

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Mia et le Lion Blanc


bái shī qí yuán

Director: Gilles de Maistre

Country: France | Germany | South Africa

Actors: Daniah De Villiers, Mélanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood

China Release Date: Friday, September 20, 2019

Mia is 11 years old when she develops an extraordinary relationship with Charlie, a young white lion born in Mia’s parent’s farm, in South Africa. During three years, they will grow up together and live a beautiful friendship. When Mia reaches the age of 14 and that Charlie has become a magnificent adult lion, she discovers the unbearable truth: her father has decided to sell the lion to trophy hunters. Desperate, Mia has no other choice than to escape with Charlie in order to rescue him.



Film screenings in Chengdu

Chengdu Film Society
Wednesday nights from 8pm

Entry costs 20元 and you get a soft drink, juice or tea + popcorn.


Berlin HausSOHO Building A 1203, 60 Kehua Bei Lu 科华北路60号费城A座1203


(film screening)

WeChat: DarkTheHouse

For more information about upcoming Chinese Film screenings

Chengdu Secret Cinema Immersive Film Experiences

Secret Cinema will be showing movies throughout the year in unusual places to give some of your favorite films a little special flavor.

Add WeChat ID: Chengdu-Expat2 to be added to the group and keep updated with upcoming events.

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