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‘De Lan’ top of the bill as film festival credits roll

CHINESE film “De Lan” won the Golden Goblet for best feature film as the curtain fell on the 2016 Shanghai International Film Festival last night.

Directed by Liu Jie, the film tells the story of a young man whose father goes missing in a remote part of the country.

The man assumes his father’s role as a loan officer, and the task of collecting outstanding debts. During his travels he falls in love with a woman, De Lan, who is heavily in debt because she is also looking for a missing relative.

Liu said the festival’s top award was an honor for all the people who are devoted to making art-house movies. “We had a difficult time when shooting this film. I hope it can be released in the cinema.”

Best director award went to Finnish filmmaker Antti Jokinen for “Flowers of Evil.”

The street gang drama featuring mostly non-professional actors casts its eye on the younger generation and a disadvantaged group in society.

Chinese actor Liu Ye won the best actor award for his performance in Cao Baoping’s suspense crime drama “Cock and Bull.” Liu portrays a car mechanic who is unexpectedly involved in a murder case.

Liu expressed his gratitude to director Cao for his dedication to the film. “It has been around 10 years since the last time I received an award for best actor,” Liu said. “I also want to thank the women in my life — my mother, my wife and my agent. With their efforts and support, I manage to achieve a balance between work and life.”

Japanese actress Naomi Fujiyama took the best actress award for her depiction of a middle-aged mother whose son dies in an accident in “The Projects.”

Austrian screenwriter Andreas Gruber won the best screenplay award for “Hanna’s Sleeping Dogs.”

Chinese photographer Guo Daming took the best cinematography award for “Soul On A String.”

Italian film “See You In Texas,” the directorial debut of Vito Palmieri, earned the Jury Grand Prix.

Philippine drama “Haze” won an award for outstanding artistic achievement.

Best documentary was “When Two Worlds Collide,” about ordinary people’s endeavors to protect the Amazon jungle.

“Molly Monster,” a joint German, Swedish and Swiss production won the best animation award.

Chinese American director Sherwood Hu’s latest offering “Lord of Shanghai” was the festival’s closing film.

A gangster drama set in the 1920s, the epic romance focuses on one woman’s love affairs with three generations of mobsters.

Around 600 films were shown during the festival, taking around 20 million yuan (US$3 million) at the box office.


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