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Asia Society Southern California is pleased to partner with the Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) on its screenings of films that have been submitted by Asian countries for Oscar and Golden Globe consideration for Best International Feature Film and Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language, respectively. AWFF aims to assist the filmmakers in their campaigns for award success by promoting their films through screenings and events.
2021 Oscar Submission from China (feature film)
With glorious days from 5 consecutive championships in the 1980s, the women's national volleyball team of China had transcended the conventional definition of sports in the hearts of Chines e people. When the Chinese team was pitted against the US team led by Lang Ping at the 2008 Beijing Volleyball Game, everyone knew that it was a match that China could not lose, and certainly could not afford to lose. Defeated, the Chinese team plunged into the deepest abyss in three decades. As Lang Ping returned to her country to coach the team, many mused aloud as to whether China women's national volleyball team would be able to retrieve lost grounds.
The film recounts the ups and downs, the sweat and sacrifice of the team over the past four decades. While the team’s persistence and teamwork became a national inspiration and collective memory in the 80s, whether the team spirit can be passed down to the new generation as China goes through rapid changes?
- Genre: Drama, Sports
- Duration: 135 minutes
- Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan
- Language(s): Mandarin, English
- Subtitles: English
- Producer: Jojo Hui Yuet Chun, Zhang Yibai
- Screenwriter: Zhang Ji
- Principal Cast: Gong Li, Huang Bo, Wu Gang, Peng Yuchang, Bai Lang, China Women’s Volleyball Team
*Screening available in U.S. ONLY
Sales: Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM PST
General Admission: $6, 20% off with promo code AWFFASSC
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About Asian World Film Festival:
The Festival is unique in that it predominantly screens international films from Asia submitted for the Academy Awards® and Golden Globes®
The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF), now in its fifth year, brings the best of a broad selection of Asian World cinema to Los Angeles in order to draw greater recognition to the region's wealth of Filmmakers and strengthen ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries. Uniting through cross-cultural collaboration, the Festival champions films from more than 50 countries across Asia, spanning from Turkey to Japan and from Russia to India. This festival is unique in its concept as it predominantly screens films from countries within the Asian Continent that have been submitted to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and to the Golden Globes for Best Foreign Language Film.
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