Film Festival | Three diverse films mark closing of IFFAM

Moviegoers will be able to enjoy three diverse films, including the classic epic Lawrence of Arabia, Irish drama Papi Chulo and Shadow, directed by acclaimed director Zhang Yimou on the closing of the 3rd International Film Festival and Awards Macao

Macau (MNA) – Moviegoers will be able to enjoy three diverse films, including the classic epic Lawrence of Arabia, drama Papi Chulo and Shadow, directed by acclaimed director Zhang Yimou on the closing day of the 3rd International Film Festival and Awards Macao.

Lawrence of Arabia, is a well-known 1962 classic depicting the adventures of T.E Lawrence, who is a young British officer serving in World War I.

Lawrence is assigned to the camp of Price Feisal, an Arabic leader who is in revolt against the Turks.

The film depicts the military strategy that Lawrence leads fifty men in a three-week crossing of the Nefud Desert to attack the Turkish-held port of Aqaba.

Lawrence’s leadership gains him a god-like status among his Arabic peers.

The film will be screened at 3:00 pm at Cinematheque Passion.

Papi Chulo depicts the relationship between a lonely television weatherman named Sean and a middle-aged Latino migrant worker Ernesto, who he hires to help paint his deck, but also to be his friend.

The duo develop a friendship despite speaking two different languages and coming from different cultural backgrounds.

Sean, who is young, gay and white, becomes consumed with a deeper obsessive need with Ernesto, who is straight and married.

Papi Chulo is showing at 8:00pm at the Cinematheque Passion.

Shadow is a Chinese-language historical epic depicting a king and his displaced people directed by acclaimed director Zhang Yimou.

However, what is not known is his commander, who longs to win the ultimate battle, is in fact hiding in the inner recesses of the palace walls, plotting in secret, while his body double, or ‘shadow’ presents himself in court.

The ‘shadow’ is a commoner who is being used in this political game due to his resemblance to the commander.

Zhang Yimou’s Shadow will play at 8:30pm at the small auditorium in Macau Cultural Centre.

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