Chinese Movie Nights – Special Documentary Screenings – A Bite of China: Celebrating the Chinese New Year

In the framework of the 2nd China Festival in the EU, the classic Chinese Movie Nights are turning into Chinese Documentary Nights for 4 weeks in a row. The special documentary program of November is rich of high-quality documentaries, each one focusing on a different aspect of the Chinese culture : kung fu, porcelain, gastronomy, etc.

Every Monday and Wednesday evening until November 23rd will be dedicated to a screening of an English-subtitled documentary, for a deep discovery and understanding of the topic of the day ! Find here the complete program of the Chinese Documentary Nights.

As usual, the entrance is free but we ask you to register beforehand to the screening, by email to or by phone to 02/704.40.20.

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A Bite of China: Celebrating the Chinese New Year
English subtitles only
November 21st, 2016


Each spring, hundreds of millions of people in China return home to reunite with families for the Chinese New Year. As China dashes for a booming economy, more and more people migrate to bigger cities, seeking better work and living conditions than in their hometown. Families, rural villages, and favored hometown cuisine are left behind. Once home, a different atmosphere takes place with fierce cooking contest, and shared meals with delicate foods. Chinese people reconnect, reward, and celebrate through food.

The documentary film « A Bite of China : Celebrating the Chinese New Year » invites us into Chinese homes celebrating the most important period of the year. In harvesting, preserving, and cooking foods, the people filmed during the documentary are attempting to preserve traditional ways of life that are evaporating in a fast-growing China.

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