Chi­nese film

China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI - By ZHANG KUN in Shang­hai zhangkun@chi­nadaily.com.cn

Chi­nese di­rec­tor Liu Jie’s film De Lan won the Golden Gob­let, the top award at the re­cently con­cluded Shang­hai In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val (SIFF). The movie, which is set in the 1980s, tells the story of a young Han Chi­nese man who en­ters the Ti­betan com­mu­nity.

The jury, led by its chair­man, Ser­bian film di­rec­tor Emir Kus­turica, praised De Lan to be a “sim­ple and ex­cit­ing film where in­cred­i­ble con­flicts emerge from the ex­tremely sim­ple plot and up­lift the story to an emo­tional in­ci­dent”.

Ital­ian film See You in Texas by Vito Palmieri won the Grand Jury Award while Fin­nish di­rec­tor Antti Joki­nen won the Best Film Di­rec­tor Award for Flower of Evil.

For the act­ing awards, Chi­nese ac­tor Liu Ye won Best Male Ac­tor for his per­for­mance in Cock and Bull, a black com­edy and crime thriller writ­ten and di­rected by Cao Baop­ing. Ja­panese ac­tress Naomi Fu­jiyama won Best Fe­male Ac­tor for her role in The Project, di­rected by Junji Sakamoto.

Aside from new re­leases home and abroad, the fes­ti­val also fea­tured vin­tage films that were dig­i­tally re­stored. John Woo’s A Bet­ter To­mor­row had a spe­cial show at the Shang­hai Grand The­ater dur­ing the fes­ti­val. The crime film, which was made

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Sir Ian McKellen and Chi­nese ac­tor Jiao Huang per­form a scene from one of Shake­speare's works at the open­ing of SIFF.

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