Kongzi Institute at University Malaya Held the 2nd Chinese Film Festival

[Source]    the Kongzi Institute at University Malaya [Time]    2015-04-24 14:21:22 

At 8 pm March 23rd, the Kongzi Institute at University Malaya held the opening ceremony for the 2nd Chinese Film Festival at the Bestari Hall of its partner university — National Defense University of Malaysia. The four-day festival attracted an audience of more than 120 students and teachers of the university.

Surjeet Singh Jeggy, associate professor and director of the School of Languages, National Defense University of Malaysia and Datuk Azarae, Malaysia Director of Kongzi Institute at University Malay attended the opening ceremony. In his speech of welcome, Director Surjeet mentioned that the film festival could help improve the students’ Chinese communicative competence and enhance their understanding of Chinese culture. He hoped that everyone present could benefit from the activity. As he wished this film festival a great success, he also hoped that the Kongzi institute could hold more cultural activities in the future. When Datuk Azarae delivered the opening speech, he said that university students in Malaysia know too little about China, let alone watching Chinese films. However, the world is a pluralistic entity, in which only with pluralistic vision can one lead a better life. He hoped that the students could grasp this great opportunity provided by the film festival to know more about Chinese culture and broaden their horizons.

Special Tickets for the Film Festival

Taking a Photo Together after the Films Ended

Excited Audience

After the brief opening ceremony, the first film So Young was shown. Its theme of campus love aroused sympathy among students, who were deeply attracted by the ups and downs of the story. When the film was over, some students took pictures in front of the poster and some were still discussing the plot of the film. Many people excitedly expressed their interest in Chinese films. They learned that the university life in China is quite different from that in Malaysia. They hoped that they could have an opportunity to experience the university life in China one day. They were also looking forward to the next three films—My Brothers and Sisters, Hua Mulan and Chinese Odyssey.

It was the 2nd film festival held by the Kongzi Institute at University Malaya and the festival would tour other partner schools of the institute.


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