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Saturday, May 30, 2009

12th Shanghai International Film Festival


From June 13 to 21 the fest will screen the following movies in the Official Competition for the Jin Jue Awards.

白银帝国 Baiyin diguo (Empire of Silver), Christina Yao, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, 2009 (yes, must be seen!)
Drzazgi (Splinters), Maciej Pieprzyca, Poland, 2008
Ein Teil von mir (A Piece of Me), Christoph Röhl, Germany, 2008
Jernanger (The Storm in My Heart aka Shooting the Sun), Pål Jackman, Norway, 2009
Kærestesorger (Aching Hearts), Nils Malmros, Denmark, 2009
Kaméleon (Chameleon), Krisztina Goda, Hungary, 2008
La Fille du RER (The Girl on the Train), André Téchiné, France, 2009 (with Catherine Deneuve!)
Μικρό έγκλημα Mikro eglima (Small Crime), Christos Georgiou, Germany, Cyprus and Greece, 2008
Normal (Angels Gone), Julius Sevcik, Czech Republic and Macedonia, 2009
Nulle part terre promise (Nowhere Promised Land), Emmanuel Finkiel, France, 2008
Original, Antonio Tublén and Alexander Brøndsted, Demnark and Sweden, 2009
Romance, Guel Arraes, Brazil, 2008
La Strategia Degli Affetti (Schemes of Affection), Dodo Fiori, Italy, 2009
寻找智美更登 The Search, Wanma Caidan, China (not much info about the film but seems interesting – he’s from Tibet…)
Si può fare (We Can Do That), Giulio Manfredonia, Italy, 2008
Yeong-hwa-neun yeong-hwa-da (Rough Cut), Jang Hun, South Korea, 2008

Jury
Danny Boyle – President
Jianxin Huang (Chinese director)
Xavier Koller (Swiss director)
Komaki Kurihara (Japanese actress)
Andrew Wai Keung Lau (Hong Kong producer/director/cinematographer)
Andie MacDowell (American actress)
OH Jungwan (Korean producer)

To read synopsis for each film go here. I suggest you check the films competing for the Asian New Talent Award as there are some that could be interesting, please go here.

Really diverse films in the Competition, check trailers for most movies @ Movie On Companion

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