Paris hosts the 9th Chinese Film Festival
Updated: 2014-11-06 17:07
Opening gala attendees pose for a group photo. [Photo/gb.cri.cn]
The 9th Festival Du Cinema Chinois De Paris is being held in Paris from Nov 4 to 18 to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of China-France diplomatic ties.
Chinese actors, directors and movie fans flocked to Paris for the film feast. Sun Qian and Zhang Xiaolong, known for roles in the costume drama Empresses in the Palace, the actress and director Tao Hong and the director Zheng Dasheng made their appearance on the red carpet. The Chinese film When a Peking Family Meets Au Pair was screened at the opening gala on the evening of Nov 4.
In addition to screenings, there will be a series of events commemorating the 120th anniversary of the birth of Mei Lanfang and the 110th anniversary of the birth of Cheng Yanqiu. Film attendees will enjoy music and films of different genres.
Sharing in the excitement was filmmaker Tao Hon, who’s been to Paris before, when she was an actress. And now she has become a director. She said the most valuable point of this film festival was that it can provide a full picture of Chinese film to French audiences. The screened films are not only commercial films but also art films. It can help French people see more excellent Chinese films.
Founded in 2004, the film festival has screened hundreds of Chinese films. It has become a window for French audiences to understand Chinese film and is seen as a bridge between filmmakers in both countries.