China’s Pingyao Intl. Movie Competition Awards Three Venice Days Titles Prime Prizes

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The competitors part of China’s Pingyao Intl. Movie Competition on Friday awarded high prizes to Russia’s Philipp Yuryev, Serbia’s Ivan Ilkic, and Chinese language administrators Li Dongmei and Wang Jing. The movies of the primary three helmers debuted on the Venice Movie Competition’s independently run Venice Days part in September, the place Yuryev’s “The Whaler Boy” received the highest prize.

Screenings are nonetheless ongoing on the Chinese language competition within the central Chinese language province of Shanxi, co-founded by Chinese language helmer Jia Zhangke and former Venice head Marco Muller, whose full line-up of 63 movies runs from Oct. 10 to 19. Few worldwide friends attended, as China continues to restrict journey into the nation and requires a 14-day quarantine interval for brand spanking new arrivals.

The Robert Rossellini Awards are a set of prizes given to the dozen worldwide directorial debuts or second options within the “Crouching Tigers” part.

“The Whaler Boy” from Philipp Yuryev received the highest $20,000 prize for finest movie, half of which is awarded to director to be used on his subsequent undertaking, and half of which fits to the movie’s distributor in China. Ivan Ilkic and his “Oasis,” the story of a love triangle in an establishment for the mentally handicapped, received the $10,000 prize for finest director. Each movies had been among the many ten competing at Venice Days final month, the place “The Whaler Boy,” the story of a younger whale hunter on the Bering Strait who journeys to fulfill the webcam mannequin of his obsessions, received the €20,000 ($23,668) Director’s Award.

In the meantime, among the many worldwide titles, Japan’s Yujiro Harumoto received the jury award for “A Stability,” whereas Israeli helmer Ruthy Pribar’s “Asia,” starring Shira Haas (“Unorthodox”) received a prize for particular point out.

The Fei Mu Awards had been issued to movies within the “Hidden Dragons” part made up of first and second options within the Chinese language language.

The RMB120,000 ($17,900) prize for finest movie was awarded to director Li Dongmei’s “Mama,” which additionally debuted Venice Days competing in opposition to Yuryev and Ilkic’s titles. The RMB60,000 ($8,900) finest director prize went to Wang Jing for “The Finest is But To Come.” Liu Yase received finest actress for her position in Shi Xiaofan’s “Cafe by the Freeway,” whereas Zhou You received finest actor for his efficiency in “Striding into the Wind” from Wei Shujun, which was chosen as a part of the Cannes official choice this 12 months

Han Shuai’s “Summer season Blur” received the jury award, whereas Yang Pingdao’s “A Yang Pingdao Movie” received each the youth jury award and Cinephilia Critic’s Award.

Within the competition’s work-in-progress part, which introduced initiatives nonetheless the movie “Typically It’s Like Going Again to Childhood” by Chen Guan received the Huayi Brothers-sponsored RMB180,000 ($26,900) prize for finest movie, whereas Yan Hai’s “Evolutionism” received RMB100,000 ($14,900) for finest director.

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