In celebration of Chinese New Year and the 10th anniversary of Confucius Institute in Edmonton, the CIE organized the CIE Chinese New Year Movie Day on February 17 with the cooperation of Edmonton Outdoor Sport, Edmonton Tianjin Association, Canada-China Friendship Association of Edmonton and Edmonton Chinese Unity Association. 300 people attended the event and watched Chinese movie name “Office” in Cineplex Odeon Windermere & VIP Cinemas.
Before the movie, Dr. Wei Li, director of CIE, did the welcome remarks and Consul Xiao Jun from Chinese Consulate in Vancouver expressed the Chinese New Year wishes to everyone and also congratulated the 10th anniversary of CIE. The Confucius Institute in Edmonton prepared a short video to look back on the developments and achievements of CIE in the past 10 years.
The musical drama starred Yun-Fat Chow, Sylvia Chang, Eason Chan and Wei Tang. It received 4 wins and 13 nominations since release in 2015. The audience experienced the daily work life and workplace relationships in China with the help of stylish music and songs.
The CIE successfully held a series of movie night in the past two years. This movie show was well received by the audience. They hope the CIE could bring more Chinese movies to local people.