China Shanghai Film Festival
China Shanghai Film Festival: The weeklong Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) will open on June 16 with a star-studded red carpet and the much-anticipated thriller “Animal World” by Chinese filmmaker Han Yan.
His newest film, a loose adaptation of Nobuyuki Fukumoto’s manga “Ultimate Survivors,” is one of about 500 films selected out of 3,447 entries from around the world to be screened this year. Some of the movies will be vying for the coveted Golden Goblet Awards.
Among the films to be screened in the “Film Panorama” category are the Japanese suspense movie “Laplace’s Witch,” based on a novel by Higashino Keigo;
- French filmmaker Agnes Varda’s new documentary “Visages Villages;”
- Palme d’Or-winning Japanese film “Shoplifters,” restored 4K versions of the Alfred Hitchcock classic “Rebecca”
- The 1967 hit comedy “The Graduate;”
- the nature documentary “Chasing Coral;” Ingmar Bergman’s psychological 1968 thriller “Hour of the Wolf” and works from the late Chinese film master Xie Jin.
Tickets for the festival were snapped up quickly when they went on sale on June 9. Some performances have already been sold out.
Domestic filmmaker and actor Jiang Wen will serve as jury president for the Golden Goblet Awards, while Hong Kong film producer Nansun Shi will chair the panel for the festival’s Asian New Talent Awards.
At the conclusion of the festival, the Golden Goblet winners will start screening in local theaters.
TV posters of the Magnolia Awards nominees are displayed at the Shanghai exhibition center on the sidelines of 2018 Shanghai International Film and TV festival.
The award, which has different categories recognizing excellence in domestic and international TV dramas, documentaries, animation and variety shows, will be presented on Friday.
Chinese TV drama nominees covered a variety of themes, including white deer plain. Chinese documentary this is life and the British one blue planet ii are strong contenders for best documentary.
The German series Babylon Berlin is also expected to cause a stir. Chinese variety shows, like national treasure, reflect the country’s cultural confidence.
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