Sombras Eléctricas arrives at La Nau Cultural Centre of the Universitat de València as the I Muestra de Cine Chino Made in Spain (First Chinese Film Festival Made in Spain), a unique intercultural proposal that brings together works by directors of Chinese origin who live or have grown up in Spain and Spanish directors interested in the Asian giant.
On the 21st and 22nd of October at 7 p.m., a selection of films will be screened in the Aula Magna that “approach interculturality from the point of view of Spaniards who coexist with Chinese. We believe in communicating and building links of understanding from culture and artistic expression”, in the words of Antonio Liu Yang, cultural facilitator and co-organizer of the film festival, who also points out the need for empathy and understanding with “an increasingly present community in València”, through works by directors of an incredible quality, awarded and selected for numerous festivals.
“On the first day we will deal with external glances towards the Chinese community, and, on the second day, we will make internal looks, but produced in Spain and problematized since they speak to us from nonbelonging, mixed identities and third places”, claims Antonio Liu Yang.
Día para Nadie (Day for No One), by Daniel López Sánchez and Yu Gang (The Aquarium) by Paco Nicolás are the proposals for the October 21st session, presented by their directors who will hold a subsequent colloquium with the audience moderated by Liu Yang.
Tuesday 22nd October is the turn of the short films Xiao Xian, by Jiajie Yu Yan, and El hilo rojo (The Red Thread), by Xiaomei Espiro. Both are young Spanish filmmakers of Chinese origin and will be present at the screening and the subsequent colloquium, moderated this time by the journalist and cultural manager Paloma Chen.
Both sessions are free of charge and have limited capacity. With the collaboration of the Confucius Institute of the Universitat de València.