Foreign Film Series: “China Heavyweight”

Posted on 2/6/2013 9:33:29 AM

China Heavyweight, part of the Foreign Film and Music Festival sponsored by the Office of International Education, will be shown on Sunday, February 10, 2013, in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall, at 5:30 p.m and 8:00 p.m.

China Heavyweight

This year, films will be shown in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall. Shows begin at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Both showings are free. China Heavyweight will be in its original language, with English subtitles.

  • Date: Sunday, February 10, 2013
  • Country: Canada/China
  • Language: Chinese and Sichuanese


The charismatic Qi Moxiang, a former boxing star and state coach, recruits young fighting talent from the impoverished farms and villages across Sichuan province. Cinematically rich and intimately observed, China Heavyweight is all at once a thrilling sports drama, an astute social commantary and a beautifully crafted portrait of an athlete.

See what other films and musicians are featured this year as part of the 2013 Foreign Film and Music Festival.