A total of 410 films from 46 countries, are scheduled to participate in the sixth Shanghai International Film Festival opened Saturday in the Chinese city, according to Xinhua News Agency.
Screening in the city’s 11 cinemas are a range of international films, including the Academy Award Best Film winner “A Beautiful Mind,” “Charlotte Grey” from Britain, “All About Lily Chou Chou” from Japan, “Station” from Poland, “Hart's War” from the United States, “Lovers of the Nile” from France and two Chinese films “Life Show” and “Meeting Life and Death.”
From these films, 14 will compete for this year's Golden Goblet Award.
The film festival, which this year coincides with the ninth Shanghai TV festival, is the only one of its kind in China and one of only two A category international film festivals in Asia.
Meanwhile, an international symposium, with the themes “Entertainment Economy and the Film and TV Industry” and “Chinese-Language Films: Artistic Films and Commercial Films,” will also be held during the festival.
The annual Shanghai International Film Festival, initiated in 1993, is the only of its kind in China and one of the two Category A international film festivals in Asia – Albawaba.com
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