Cannes Film Festival News
Cannes Winners Part 1
A young Chinese director's movie, Chen Tao's Way Out won the short film award on Saturday at the 60th Cannes Film Festival underway in France.
The work of Chen Tao, a 28-year-old student from the Beijing Film Academy, was awarded the second prize in the short film unit. The film tells the tale of a farmer who becomes a pickpocket, of the journey from "good" to "bad."
"I'm so happy," said the young director, "I feel like a kid entering into the big world of films."
The film's strong narration helped it outshine other candidates, according to Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke, who presided over the short film jury. The short film unit is in charge of promoting the emergence of the next generation of filmmakers. This year, 16 student films were selected from a large number of entries, varying in length from 8 minutes to 45 minutes.