Sunday, October 23, 2011

20th China Golden Rooster Hundred Flower Film Festival

The 20th China Golden Rooster Hundred Flower Film Festival opens today in Hefei. As the festival image ambassador, Vicki Zhao Wei on the 18th afternoon appeared at a Hefei cinema for a Zhao Wei film exhibit opening ceremony. Zhao Wei revealed that after completing PAINTED SKIN 2 (WAT PEI 2) she will begin work on her debut as a director. She might star as well.

This year's film festival will have opening ceremony, new national film introduction and screening, Hong Kong and Taiwan special topic film exhibit and other activities. The 19th Chinese Golden Rooster Hundred Flower Best Actress Zhao Wei would appear twice, on the 18th for her film exhibit and on the 19th for the opening ceremony. She might perform the film festival theme song DREAMS COME TRUE.

From the nominations, this year's Golden Rooster Award competition would be fierce. Best Actress nominees included Golden Horse Best Actresses Xu Fan and Lu Liping, who have been nominated with AFTER SHOCK and CITY MONKEY respectively. Also nominated are THE PIANO IN A FACTORY's Qin Hailu, CLOSE TO ME's Yan Bingyan, MOTHER's Na Renhua, and SUI SUI QING MING's Qian Peiyi.

As for Best Actor, LOVE FOR LIFE's AIDS patient Aaron Kwok Fu Sing would compete with THE PIANO IN A FACTORY's Tokyo International Film Festival Best Actor and Shanghai International Film Festival Media Award Best Actor Wang Qianyuan and the Huabiao Award winning film SHEN ZHOU 11's Liu Zhibing, veteran actor Zhu Xu and others.
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