By Sue Anne Tay
Tickets for the 11th Shanghai International Film Festival, which will be held from June 14 to 22, are reportedly on sale at 23 appointed star-graded cinemas across the city.
Alternatively, you can call East Tickets 东方票务at 962388(24H) or visit their website to book tickets. The ticketing company says the full screening schedule will be released online in a day or so, and tickets will range from RMB30, RMB40 to RMB60. Some movie synopses can be found here.
Almost 300 movies will be screened at various cinema complexes, including Ashes of Time Redux, Wong Kar-wai’s latest work. Wong is also the chair the film festival jury, taking the place of the Anthony Minghella, who recently passed on.
Shanghai Daily reported that 1RMB from each ticket sale and a batch of movie projection equipment purchased from a series of charity screenings will be donated to the Sichuan earthquake relief efforts. All box office revenue of Wong’s Ashes of Time Redux will also be donated to quake-stricken areas in Sichuan Province.
Film retrospectives will also be held to pay tribute to celebrated Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, British director Anthony Minghella, Chinese actor Sun Daolin and film maker Shao Yifu.
Watch this space as more details emerge!