The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World

Cyprus : The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World

The 5000-seater West Lake Restaurant, in the city of Changsha in China, is the setting for this documentary. Old traditions and new money come together in a vibrant and colourful exploration of modern China. Central to the story is the restaurant’s owner, the unstoppable Mrs Qin: a shrewd businesswoman and a pragmatic Communist Party member.

Between mouth-watering and ‘exotic’ Chinese food and the motivational mottos chanted by the staff, the series examines how China has been transformed over the last few decades. It also poses the question: in this new affluent and ambitious China, who is thriving and who is left behind?

Many of life’s most important events take place on the West Lake’s stage and it is through these celebrations- a wedding between a wealthy property developer and his beautiful bride and a grandmother’s birthday party – as well as the lives of the restaurant’s staff, that the series explores the struggles and hopes of Chinese people today.

Director, Producer: WEIJUN CHEN
Country: China
Year of production: 2008
Duration: 45′

English subtitles

This screening is part of the new collaboration between the Cultural Workshop Agion Omologiton and The Why Foundation in Denmark. It is part of our ‘Cinema Wednesdays’ series of events. In 2020, we focus on Cinematic Journeys around the World.

The Why Foundation is a multi-award winning independent Danish non-profit organization that initiates, produces and distributes documentaries on pressing social and environmental issues.

Through partnership with international, national and local broadcasters, NGOs, cultural associations, festivals and educational institutions across all continents, The Why ensures that all people have access to high-quality, fact-based information.

The Why has since 2004 produced various media campaigns focused on human rights and critical social issues: WHY DEMOCRACY, WHY POVERTY, WHY WOMEN; WHY SLAVERY, WHY STORIES. & WHY PLASTIC (coming 2021).

The Why has reached more than 191 countries through 70 TV stations, including BBC and BBC World News.

Free Entrance

Suitable for persons over 18

Info and reservations on tel. 22256782

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
Time: 20:00 - 21:00


Archontiko Ierodiakonou
Aghialou and Ayioi Omoloyites Corner
Nicosia, Nicosia 1080, Cyprus
Phone: 22256782


Free Entrance


Phone: 99435754

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