The culture, aesthetics, and traditions of China, one of the oldest civilizations in the world, will be presented to the Montenegrin audience through the Week of Chinese Culture. The program will be organized in Podgorica, from January 16 to 23, in the organization of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
The cultural wealth of China will be presented through three thematic units – Chinese Movie Week, National Symphony Concert and two-day Introduction to Chinese intangible heritage.
From January 16 to 22, the Cineplexx Cinema at the Delta City Mall will screen one of the best Chinese films every day at 6 pm. The first film which was screened is the rewarded drama “Aftershock,” which the audience has had the chance to watch on Wednesday. On Thursday, the visitors were able to see the film “Internal Affairs.” “Youth” will be screened on Friday, while on Saturday the audience will be able to enjoy the cult film from 1993, “Farewell My Concubine.” The Sunday projection is reserved for the romantic comedy “Love is not blind.”
On Monday, January 21, a film that won four Oscars, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” will be screened at the Cineplex Cinema. The Chinese movie week will end after the screening of the film which was partly shot in Montenegro, “The Golden Job,” which is on the repertoire on January 22.
The Chinese National Symphony Concert will be held at the Montenegrin National Theatre on Thursday, January 17. On this occasion, Chinese artists gathered in the Gansu dance troupe will enrich the program with music and dance performance, introducing the audience with the culture from different parts of China. This troupe is the creator of the masterpiece of the Chinese dance theatre called “Silk Road”, which will be performed for the Montenegrin audience.
The Chinese Culture Week will end with the closing of the two-day manifestation – Introduction to Chinese Intangible Heritage. In the central atrium of Delta City Mall, during January 22 and 23, the customs and heritage of the city of Guangzhou, the cultural centre of Southeast Asia, will be presented.
Visitors will be able to get acquainted with the process of creating many famous Chinese handicrafts, such as colourful figures made of rice, festive lanterns made of paper tape, as well as with ancient painting skills, stone carving, incense burning and tea drinking, which all have an essential place in the culture of China.
The entrance to all events is free, but due to the limited number of seats, it is necessary to reserve tickets for the institutions hosting the events (Cineplexx and the Montenegrin National Theatre).
By marking the Chinese Culture Week, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China strives to contribute to further understanding of the Chinese customs by the people of Montenegro. The Chinese Culture Week is organized as an overture to the Chinese New Year, the most important traditional Chinese holiday, which begins on February 5, 2019.