These Irish premieres are part of the Chinese Festival of Arts And Culture In Ireland 2004.

The season is curated by the IFI's Peter Walsh and Richard Wakely of the China Ireland Cultural Exchange.

The programme will offer a window into China and its cinematic culture.

It includes performances by world renowned actors such as Gong Li and Maggie Cheung, a film by the director of 'Raise the Red Lantern' and another by the producer of 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon'.

The film programme consists of the following titles;
Thursday 23 September - 'Hero' (Zhang Yimou, 2002)
Friday 24 September - 'My Father and I' (Jinglei Xu, 2003)
Saturday 25 September - 'Zhou Yu's Train' (Sun Zhou, 2003)
Sunday 26 September - 'Red Snow' (Zhang Jianya, 2003)
Monday 27 September - 'Nuan' (Huo Jianqi, 2003)
Tuesday 28 September - 'The Road Home' (Zhang Yimou 1999)
Wednesday 29 September - 'Warriors of Heaven and Earth' (He Ping 2003)
Thursday 30 September - 'Life Show' (Huo Jianqi 2002)