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World of cinema on show at city festival

Around 300 Chinese and foreign films will feature at 28 cinemas across the city during the 15th Shanghai International Film Festival which runs from June 16 to 24.

This year's festival will feature retrospectives of work by Hong Kong kung fu director Chang Cheh, Francois Truffaut, one of the founders of the French New Wave, and Chinese director Wu Yigong.

Three films starring legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor will be screened, including "Cleopatra," "The Blue Bird" and "The Only Game in Town."

Film fans will be able to see many award-winning productions from all over the world such as Kim Ki-duk's self-portrait "Arirang," which won the Un Certain Regard section at last year's Cannes Film Festival, Woody Allen's Oscar-winning "Midnight in Paris" and the Golden Bear winner "Caesar Must Die" by Italian filmmaking brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani.

Georges Melies' black and white sci-fi movie "A Trip to the Moon" will be shown together with "The Extraordinary Voyage," a documentary about the French filmmaker.

Three acclaimed Chinese films - "Crossroads" (1937), "Spring River Flows East" (1947) and "Crow and Sparrow" (1949) will be screened in newly restored versions.

Other films will include outstanding work from Japan, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Iran and China.

The festival will also show 20 recent documentary films such as "Hometown Boy," about a renowned Chinese painter, and "First Position," a look inside the world of ballet.

"The International Film Panorama has proved to be one of the most popular events during the film festival," said Tang Lijun, an official with the festival's organizing committee. "Last year the program made about 8.6 million yuan (US$1.37 million) at the box office, attracting more than 300,000 cinemagoers."

The 28 cinemas include the Shanghai Film Art Center, Yonghua Cinema, Stellar Cinema City, Peace Cinema and the Grand Cinema. All of the films will be shown in their original language with both English and Chinese subtitles.

Ticket for each screening will be priced between 40 yuan and 60 yuan. Ticket sales will start early next month at the theaters, and


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