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Silk Road brings China, Cannes in Bucharest

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-10-17 10:07

Silk Road brings China, Cannes in Bucharest

Post of The Chinese Widow [Photo/Mtime]

The eighth edition of the film festival entitled Les Films de Cannes a Bucharest (Cannes Film Festival in Bucharest) is an opportunity for Bucharesters to get more familiarized with the latest Chinese cinema productions.

Among several films, The Chinese Widow screened on Sunday evening, was the star of this edition.

"I am organizing this film festival because I want to show what is relevant. I prolong and consolidate an audience for what has been already acknowledged as value in Cannes," said the famous Romanian director Cristian Mungiu, a three times winner of Cannes prizes and president of the 2017 Shanghai International Film Festival.

China is currently attracting directors and producers, especially now when China is actively promoting cooperation in various fields, including the movie industry, along the Silk Road, said Mungiu.

"I chose The Chinese Widow because I liked it very much when I was in the jury in Shanghai, and this film allows me, on the one hand, to introduce directors who won prizes in Cannes and on the other hand, to introduce new cinemas from parts of the world still unfamiliar to us, but very visible in the industry."

The Chinese Widow is a 2017 Chinese war drama film directed by Danish Director Bille August, starring Liu Yifei and Emile Hirsch. The story is told through the heart-wrenching love story between a WWII American pilot whoes airplane crashes and lands in China after a bombing run on Tokyo and a young Chinese widow who saves him.

The film premiered at the 2017 Shanghai International Film Festival as the opening film.

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