The Australian premiere of Emperor Visits the Hell showing at 6.30pm, Feb 10

For the third year in a row, ring in Chinese New Year with 4A Centre for Contemporary Art at Golden Age Cinema and Bar.

Next Wednesday February 10 join 4A to celebrate the year of the monkey with two films by Chinese director, Li Luo. First up is the Australian premiere of Emperor Visits the Hell (2012), a modern retelling of the classic Chinese story of Emperor Li Shimin’s journey to the underworld and his return to life, followed by the NSW premiere of Li Wen at East Lake (2015).

“Swimming in a liminal space enveloping fact and fiction, myth and politics, buoyant, mobile, and utterly free.” – Cinema Scope

The Sydney premiere of Li Wen at East Lake showing at 8.30pm, Feb 10

Fresh from international film festivals including Vancouver, Singapore and Melbourne is Li Luo’s celebrated new film Li Wen at East Lake. Combining fiction and documentary, the film focusses on the circumstances that surround a controversial commercial development that threatens the natural beauty of the fictional town of East Lake.

Both insightful and humorous, the film also follows a detective as he pursues an unhinged local convinced that a dragon will rise from the waters.

Buy tickets for both films on the Golden Age website. More info here