Electric Shadows: Leicester Chinese Film Festival is an inaugural event to be launched in the city of Leicester this winter, scheduled to take place between the 14th and 20th of November.

The festival will not only include a screening programme of the latest Chinese-language films at Showcase Cinema, but also a series of events dedicated to free Mandarin lessons by the Confucius Institute at De Montfort University as well as industry networking at the LCB Depot. This is the first ever festival dedicated to the celebration of Chinese cinema in East Midlands.

“Everyone in China loves Roman Holiday, so this seemed to me quite an interesting way of rebooting this classic,” says the film’s producer Christiano Bortone at a FEFF press conference, referencing the famous Audrey Hepburn vehicle from 1953. – Eastern Kicks


The Italian Recipe (2022)

UK Premiere
Italian community friendly 

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Saturday 19 November
16:00 | Showcase Cinema Screen 6

Peng is a spoiled pop star from China. When he comes to Rome for a reality show he meets young Manman, a simple girl with a big dream: becoming a great chef. The two of them will spend together a night that will change their lives.


A UK Premiere screening in Leicester is also a first, for Leicester audience only. 

To find out what else will be showing during the festival period, please click here.  For more information, please contact ci@dmu.ac.uk.