Chinese film big winner at Shanghai festival

Updated: 2015-06-22 14:43


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Chinese film big winner at Shanghai festival

Cao Baoping, director of the film The Dead End, wins the Jinjue Award for Best Director during the awarding ceremony of the Shanghai International Film Festival in Shanghai, June 21, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese film The Dead End became a bigger winner with the best director and best actor awards at the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival, which ended on Sunday.

Cao Baoping, director of The Dead End, won the best director award, while Deng Chao, Duan Yihong and Guo Tao shared the best actor award for the film.

"The Dead End" tells about a story of an unforgivable crime in which a family of five is brutally slaughtered in a rape-murder case. The perpetrators evaded arrests but later confessed to their crime and were brought to justice.

The Night Watchman, jointly shot by France and Belgium, won the best feature film of the top Golden Goblet Award.

Carte Blanche of Poland won the Jury Grand Prix award. Cake of the United States won the best screenplay award. Krista Kosonen from Finland won the best actress award for The Midwife.

The Shanghai film festival was founded in 1993. This year 391 Chinese and foreign films were screened during the one-week festival, which attracted an audience of more than 300,000.

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