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Yesterday, Shanghai’s 14th International Film Festival came to an end and the winners of the Golden Goblet awards were announced at last.
It was Turkish director Orhan Oguz who took home the most award for best feature film with “Hayde Bre”. His lead actor, Sveket Emrulla, also won the award for best actor. The jury, led by “Rain Man” director Barry Levinson, found Oguz’s work to be a “stark, honest, unflinching look at a mother dealing with a modern world and her separation from her rural background”.
The other awards went to:
- Chinese actress Lu Xingchen for best actress
- Chinese director Han Jie as best director award for “Mr. Tree,”
- Tiwa Moeithaisong for best cinematography for his Thai drama “Friday Killer”, which movie also won the Jury Award.
- Zhang Ming for best screenplay for The Young Man Sings Folk Song In The Opposite Door
- Wen Zi for best music also in The Young Man Sings Folk Song In The Opposite Door
It was an exciting week with national as well as international stars walking the red carpet. Many have been wondering what Mischa Barton and her nipples have been doing at SIFF, as she wasn’t promoting anything specifically. But to be fair, judging from imdb.com she has quite a few projects going on. Good for you Mischa!
And then there were Matt Dillon and Susan Sarandon. Sarandon, who owns several table tennis clubs and bars in the U.S., left an impression by declaring her love for ping pong and challenging Chinese actor Zhang Guoli to a match.
And of course there was Rupert Murdoch. He attended the event with his third wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, who apparently has an upcoming film she is producing. He also gave a speech about the Chinese movie market where he said that it has to open further for international movies as
“the promise” of China’s investment in screen infrastructure “has not been fully realised because market access remains so restricted”.
At the moment China is, in terms of box office revenue, the world’s third largest film market. Murdoch believes it has much more potential though: “In the long run, it will only limit the opportunity for China to grow its cinema market.”
What did you think of Shanghai’s film festival? Yay or nay?
By Nele Diels