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On 28 October we hosted a screening of the film 'The Mermaid'. On this page you can find photographs of the event.

About the film

“The Mermaid” (2016), is the first ever successful blockbuster Chinese film that touches on environmental issues, via a love story between a Chinese businessman and a mermaid who is sent to assassinate him.

Before the screening, Dr Hiu Man Chan and Giulia D’Aquila spoke on the topic of “Global Sustainability as a Storytelling Strategy for the Internationalisation of China’s Film Industry”.

Film Credits:

Running Time: 94 minutes

Director: Stephen Chow

Screenplay: Stephen Chow, based on The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen

Produced by: Stephen Chow, La Peikang, Yang Wei, Wang Changtian, Yang Zhenhua, Cao Pu, Liu Yang, Wei Jie, Cai Dongqing

Starring: Deng Chao, Lin Yun, Show Lo, Zhang Yuqi

This special screening was curated and presented in partnership with UK-China Film Collab.

About the speakers

Dr Hiu Man Chan is the Founder & Director of UK-China Film Collab, a UK based non-profit organisation for the research and practice of film diplomacy.

Giulia D’Aquila is a PhD candidate at King’s College London’s Lau China Institute, first class Master’s graduate of Chinese Studies from The University of Edinburgh and International Audience Analyst at U.K.-China Film Collab. Her research specialises in Chinese cinema, international relations and soft power.

Event details

Bush House
Strand campus, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG