The Blood of Yingzhou District, a film tha follows the lives of childen in Anhui who have lost their parents to AIDS, won the Oscar for best documentary short earlier today. We haven’t seen the film, and doubt it will be showing up in Shanghai theaters … well, ever. Doesn’t seem like the type of thing our friendly local DVD vendors would carry either, although we have been surprised before. Has anyone seen it?
YouTube has the trailer (above). Here’s the movie’s official site. The Washington Post did a write up on it back in June.
Also of note: During the US broadcast of the Oscars that we watched semi-live via our Filipino satellite, as William Monahan approached the stage to accept his Oscar for best adapted screenplay for The Departed, the announcer said that the movie was based on the Japanese film Infernal Affairs. Oops.
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