Outof Par­adise bags top award

China Daily European Weekly - - China News - By ZHANG KUN

Di­rec­tor Bat­ba­yar Chog­som’s Out of Par­adise bagged the Golden Gob­let, the top award at the Shang­hai In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val, on June 24.

Re­leased in 2018, the movie tells the story of a cou­ple’s prob­lems as they travel to Ulaan­baatar, Mon­go­lia, for a cae­sarean sec­tion.

The jury, led by its chair­man, Chi­nese film di­rec­tor Jiang Wen, praised the movie, call­ing it “sim­ple but not crude” and “sin­cere and po­etic”.

Chi­nese movie Ala Changso by Son­thar Gyal won the Jury Grand Prix, while the best film di­rec­tor award went to Ro­drigo Bar­riuso and Se­bas­tian Bar­riuso for their movie A Trans­la­tor.

For the act­ing awards, Tye Sheri­dan from the United States was named the best ac­tor for his per­for­mance in Fri­day’s Child. Is­abelle Blais from Canada bagged the best ac­tress award for her role in Tadous­sac.

There are four com­pe­ti­tion cat­e­gories at the Golden Gob­let Awards — fea­ture-length films, doc­u­men­tary, an­i­ma­tion and short films.

This year, film­mak­ers from 108 coun­tries and re­gions brought 3,447 movies to the fes­ti­val.

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Di­rec­tor Bat­ba­yar Chog­som (left), ac­tresses Enerel Tu­men (mid­dle) and Er­denet­set­seg TsendAyush hugged to cel­e­brate their win­ning of the Golden Gob­let award at this year’s Shang­hai In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val.

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