One of the leading distributor of Chinese films Cine Asia has announced the release of two epic films in UK cinemas this October. Directed by two of China's most renowned directors. 'The Captain' and 'The Climbers' are films based on true events depicting stories of bravery and resolve in the face of adversity whether it's flying 30,000 feet in the sky or scaling the highest mountain tops.
Andrew Lau, director of the 'Infernal Affairs' trilogy helms the story of Captain Liu ChuanJian who piloted flight 3U8633 en route to the Tibetan capital city Lhasa, to safety after the windshield was blown off at 10,000 metres. The accident occurred eighty minutes after take off, over the south west city of Chengdu, leaving the co-pilot partially sucked out of the window, and injuries sustained by some of the flight attendants. Hanyu Zhang ('Operation Mekong', 'The Great Wall' and 'Wolf Warrior 2') stars as the Captain who defied the odds to carry out what has been hailed as one of the most miraculous emergency landings in Chinese aviation history. Suspense filled and action packed, 'The Captain' is a tale courage, resourcefulness and grace under pressure.
Taking Chinese cinema to greater heights is director/co-writer Daniel Lee ('Black Mask' 'Dragon Blade') with 'The Climbers', a true story of the first Chinese expedition to climb Mount Everest via the North Ridge. Led by Wang Fuzhou (Jing Wu - 'Wolf Warrior 2') the team of four set off at 9am on May 24th 1960 and after overcoming impossible odds by taking the most challenging route made it to the top the following morning. Produced by renowned Hong Kong film maker Tsui Hark the film also stars Zhing Ziyi ('Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon') and features a special appearance from the legendary Jackie Chan.
'The Captain' and 'The Climbers' will be in cinemas from 4th October for a limited run. To make sure you don't miss out on these two epic tales of courage and triumph over adversity on the big screen visit https://thecaptainfilm.co.uk and http://theclimbersfilm.co.uk for details of your nearest screening.