Light House Cinema is set to host the Dublin Chinese New Year Film Festival from 1st February which opens with the Chinese version of the renowned movie Dangerous Liaisons, bringing a story of passion and betrayal to the big screen.

This year’s Dublin festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council and Kildare Village Chic Outlet Shopping in conjunction with access>CINEMA and Light House Cinema runs from 1st – 9th February and aims to celebrate and entertain a wide range of audiences during this Chinese Year of the Snake.

The DCNYF Film Selection Committee has chosen a number of films and lectures for 2013. These films have been selected to celebrate Chinese cinema through a variety of themes and genres and to bring to the screen the fascinating world of Chinese culture and human engagement – ancient, historical and modern.

The festival opens in the Golden Era of 1930’s Shanghai with the Chinese version of the renowned novel Dangerous Liaisons. This story of passion and betrayal, set against the stunning backdrop of Shanghai during this changing period, stars Zhang Ziyi and Jang Dong-Gun. The festival will close with the dynastic martial arts tale Tai Chi 0.

A highlight of the 2013 Festival is a restored treasure from the Hong Kong Film Archive. Confucius is a 1940’s Chinese film featuring the story and role of the famous philosopher whose teachings are still central to Chinese culture. It is also the first comprehensive film restoration project for our partners, the Hong Kong Film Archive. This unique screening will be preceded by a lecture entitled “Confucius for our time” on Sunday 3rd February.

DCNYF are delighted to once again link with the China International Cartoon and Animation Festival (CICAF). CICAF is China’s largest cartoon and animation event and has been held annually in Hangzhou since 2004. DCNYF will screen a number of award winning short animations from this year’s Festival.

The Film Festival will be launched in the Light House Cinema and there will also be screenings in different locations across the country including Cork and Galway.

Information and tickets available at and

DCNYF brought to you by Dublin City Council


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