From 23 September 2017, MOA | Museum Oud Amelisweerd is presenting the exhibition Made in China – Armando & masterpieces of the Qing dynasty. In a year when many museums are focusing on China, Made in China is distinguished by its focus on classical Chinese painting and calligraphy and a very diverse selection of export art. Also represented in the exhibition is Armando, whose work displays a surprising number of similarities to Chinese art of the eighteenth century.
“A CLASSIC TOUR” Jacky Cheung World Tour Concert in Europe
For the first time ever in Chinese pop music’s history, Jacky Cheung will bring his full
production including a 32-piece orchestra and a state of the art 360-degree stage to the
prestigious SSE Arena in London and Accor Hotels Arena in Paris. It’s been 16 years since
Jacky Cheung last performed in Europe, making this concert one of the most anticipated
events of the past decade amongst the Chinese in Europe. From breath taking visual effects to
talented stage performers and musicians, to Jacky’s nostalgic classic song list, the production
team has committed to bring the best experience to the audience in Europe.
Jacky Cheung, known as one of “Four Heavenly Kings” in the Hong Kong pop music
industry, has produced many classic hits since the 80’s, some of which are still hugely
popular in China and South East Asia. His unique magnetic voice and his dedication towards
music made him known as the “God of Songs” in the Chinese music industry. The “A
CLASSIC TOUR” Concert will bring 40 of Jacky’s greatest hits to the European audience
spanning a total of three hours of pure entertainment including some of his top hit songs such
as “The Goodbye Kiss”, “Blessing”, “Slowly”, “Thousands of Sad Reasons”, “This Is Not
Love”, etc. At the same time, Jacky will also bring some exclusive side-tracks such as
“Unconsciously” and “Spring Breeze and Fall Rain”;.
“A CLASSIC TOUR” is the biggest world tour concert that Jacky Cheung has made in 35
years! The entire team consists of more than 200 staff members, who will replicate the exact
same unprecedented high level of production equivalent to his stadium concerts in China and
other overseas markets and bring this to Europe. The 360-degree stage will be transported all
the way from China to Europe. Together with LED screens that spread across 2500~3000
square meters, the production team will bring the best stage visual experience that is bound to
create a concert scene called “Dance of the Palace”. In the meantime, Jacky Cheung will
continue his tradition in live concerts of “Not using any teleprompters for lyrics, original key
and starting the show on time”.
A Classic Tour張學友經典世界巡迴演唱會2018年11月23日(倫敦) 及2018年11月28日
及巴黎市內最大演出場館AccorHotels Arena（原Bercy Arena）為歌迷呈現不同凡響
啟用最精良的製作，演唱會已經創立了 “未開唱，已經典” 的口碑！
張學友，作為香港樂壇 “四大天王” 之一，他的歌曲經久不衰，廣為傳唱，至今仍是KTV
華語樂壇的 “歌神” 。此次A CLASSIC TOUR 學友·經典演唱會將持續三小時，40首歌，
“A CLASSIC TOUR學友·經典” 是張學友出道35年來最大製作的一次世界巡演！整個
的舞台視覺感受，勢必打造堪稱 “殿堂級舞美” 的演唱會現場。同時，張學友將延續實
力歌神演唱會傳統，演唱會不設提詞器，不降key，準時開唱, 以他一貫的自帶 “杜比
環繞音效” 以及超越CD的現場演繹，為歌迷們誠意奉獻經典。A CLASSIC TOUR喚醒
Get ready for the Spring Festival! Time to clean up the house! Put up those good fortune decorations! And what about the food? Whether you celebrate the Lunar New Year according to customs of Chinese chunjie, Korean Seollal, or Vietnamese Tết, the Spring Festival is essentially a time for family and friends to be reunited again. Even in Japan, where they have officially switched over to the western (solar) calender since the Meiji period (1873), in certain areas like Okinawa, the Lunar New Year is still celebrated as Ryukyuan.
To lift your festive mood, CinemAsia is hosting a Lunar New Year Event with a sneak preview of Korean film Little Forest on 10 February at Kriterion Cinema in Amsterdam. The audience can also enjoy Korean comfort food by Korean Kitchen, video-art by Chinese artist Louis Hothothot and music by DJ Tjobo Kho. Little Forest is adapted from the wildly popular Japanese manga & 4-part TV series. The Korean film version is a healing journey about going home, enjoying mother’s cooking and eating the pure food of the land. In a festive period when one is tempted to binge eat, the “farm-to-table” concept reminds us of the blessings of simplicity in life. This inspiring film is also a promise of what’s to come in the 12th edition of the CinemAsia Film Festival from 5-10 March in Amsterdam.
Little Forest 小森林 (2018) by director Yim Soon-rye林順禮
After failing her college graduation exam in Seoul, Hye-won (The Handmaiden’s Kim Tae-ri) returns to her rural hometown with many unresolved questions in mind. Over four seasons, she grows and harvests her own ingredients, reconnects with friends and prepares hearty meals that awaken memories of her mother (Moon So-ri, Oasis, The Handmaiden).
Yim Soon-rye is considered one of the few leading female directors of Korean New Wave cinema. She adapts the Japanese manga of the same name by Daisuke Igarashi into an organic feast filled with stunning shots of artfully arranged comfort food and the Korean countryside. Named one of the 11 Best Films of the Year by the Korean Association of Film Critics, this wonderfully therapeutic drama about farming, cooking and self-discovery provides mouth-watering recipes for the audience!
Square 1: Art exhibition by Chinese artist Louis Hothothot (Yi Liu)
Combining video and photography, Square 1 explores the voice of power in public space. In European squares, statues of kings function as expressions of state power, officially reproducing histories and shaping our sense of collective belonging. Multimedia artist Louis Hothothot (China 1986) graduated at the China Central Academy of Fine Art (2008) in Beijing and the Dutch Art Institute (2014) and studied at the Netherlands Film Academy (2015-2017). He recently won the 3Package Deal Young Talent 2018-2019 in Holland. His work “Square 1” can be viewed from 10 February until 10 March in Kriterion.
Programme Sunday 10 February
18:00 Opening Art Exhibition Square 1 by Chinese artist Louis HotHotHot
18:00 – 22:00 Korean comfort food and snacks provided by Korean Kitchen
19:30 – 21:15 Introduction and Screening Little Forest
21:15 – 23:00 Afterparty with DJ Tjobo Kho and food & drinks by Korean Kitchen
Location: Filmtheatre Kriterion, Roetersstraat 170, 1018 WE Amsterdam
Come and capture the spirit of fortune and happiness for the year of the Pig!
Save the date: the 12th edition of CinemAsia Film Festival 5-10 March in Amsterdam
Each year CinemAsia showcases contemporary Asia on the big screens in The Netherlands. The upcoming 12th edition includes a vibrant selection of feature films from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam. Ranging from commercial blockbusters, to arthouse productions and documentaries. They reflect the creative, social, economic and political dynamism of the versatile continent.
New culinary section OISHII Asia
Living up to the tradition of CinemAsia’s food-themed films and gourmet stalls, OISHII, a new section showcasing the culinary cinema of Asia. Oishii is the Japanese word for “delicious.” Japan has been the pioneer of culinary cinema in Asia, starting with the classic TAMPOPO. Since then, culinary films have become a trend in Asia. In the past, CinemAsia’s food-themed films such as What’s for Dinner, Mom? and Ramen Heads have always attracted fullhouse audiences.
In addition to Little Forest, which will be playing one more time during CinemAsia, other culinary films. We open the festival with Aruna and Her Palate印尼飲食男女 (2018) by Indonesian-Chinese director Edwin. In this delightful romantic roadmovie, epidemiologist Aruna (Dian Sastrowardoyo) is sent to investigate a reported outbreak of Bird Flu all over Indonesia. Her chef friend Bono (Nicholas Saputra) comes along for the ride, steering her into a culinary tour in search of a nasi goreng (fried rice) recipe. The film reunites the beloved stars of Ada Apa Dengan Cinta I & II and is screening in The Netherlands fresh after it’s debut in the culinary section of the Berlin Film Festival in February.
The European premiere of Hong Kong film The Lady Improper非分熟女 (2019) by Jessey Tsang is the Closing Film of the festival. The highly-regarded independent filmmaker Tsang will be at CinemAsia to present her film. This empowering female-centred work boasts a breakthrough performance by Charlene Choi, from Hong Kong’s most enduring singing-acting duo Twins. It depicts a divorced nurse’s sensual and culinary journey, sparked by a Paris-trained cordon bleu chef (Taiwanese actor Wu Kang-jen), who helps her recreate the signature dishes of her father’s declining cha-chaan-teng (HK-style diner).
The Dutch premiere of the Japanese film A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story 武士的菜單 (2013) by Yūzou Asahara is about the heir to a distinguished line of chefs in Kaga (now Ishikawa prefecture), Yasunobu Funaki (Kengo Kora, Shoplifters, Shin Gojira). While a political revolt brews around him, Yasunobu must save his lord and clan by designing a banquet to manifest the splendor of Edo’s richest domain.
And there’s much more
This year also special attention to social and humanist stories on minorities and marginalized groups, lgbtq and female-centred works. Also check out our Made in Holland documentaries by European-Asian filmmakers in CinemAsia’s own talent development program FilmLAB. Besides film, CinemAsia also hosts diverse side events with art, food, masterclasses and industry programs involving our international guests.
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