Beijing film festival to show 500 films

The 6th Beijing International Film Festival, which runs from April 16 to April 23, will show 500 Chinese and foreign films, including "Star Wars" and "The Last Emperor 3D," the organizers announced on Monday.

A total of 2,329 films from 105 countries applied for the Beijing Film Panorama section's exhibition, of which 1,964 were foreign and 365 Chinese. Five hundred films were selected to be screened in 25 cinemas and five universities, with around 1,000 showings. The Beijing Film Panorama will have 20 themed sections -- including "mainstream focus," "award-winning selections," and "power of the writer."

Among the films to be screened will be many recently made world-class films, such as "Dheepan," "Saul fia," "The Lobster," "Death in Sarajevo," and "600 Millas." Other films include those restored by the China Film Archive and other institutions in recent years, including "Intolerance," "Ivan Groznyy" and "The Last Emperor 3D."

As for Chinese films, "Path of the Soul," "Say Goodbye," "Tharlo," "Sentence Me Guilty," "Moscow not Far Away," "Beijing Carmen" and "Bujilan" will be shown, while special exhibitions will be held in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of film director Sang Hu.

The website Gewara and mobile app Wepiao are the exclusive ticket selling platforms for the festival. On Monday morning, they co-presented an advance sale of 1,100 sets of premium ticket packages for certain film series, including the "Alien" series and the "Star Wars" series.

Organizers said that within seconds more than 300,000 moviegoers had gone online to snatch up the packages and that by the time the press conference had started, all of the packages had been sold out. Official online ticket sales will start on April 1.

No comments:

Post a Comment