28 de set de 2008

56th San Sebastian International Film Festival

San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain

PREMIO ALTADIS–NUEVOS DIRECTORES

The New Directors award went to chinese director Cao Baoping, for the film
Li mi de cai xiang (The Equation of Love and Death) (China/HK, 96 min.)
Cast: Zhou Xun, Deng Chao, Wang Baoqiang, Zhang Hanyu, Wang Ning
 

Production: Wang Zhong Lei, Siu Ming Tsui, Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, Beijing Shunyi Tian Zhu Wenyu River, Lon Tai Duan
Coproduction: Sundream Motion Pictures Limited

Actress Joan Chen has presented the Altadis New Directors Award

Synopsis
Limi is a cab driver who has been trying to find her fiancé, Fang Wen, since he disappeared when her parents broke off their pending marriage. Qiu Shuitian is a small-time crook from the countryside who comes to the big city with hopes of getting his hands on some booty to take home with him and finding his true love. Lastly, Feifei is a recovering drug addict who has found support in her lover and business partner, Ma Bing. A mysterious death and its subsequent investigation suddenly intertwine the lives of these characters, gradually revealing the bizarre connection between them.

Director and screenwriter

A graduate from the Beijing Film Academy in 1989, Cao Baoping taught screenwriting for years before shooting his first film. In 1990, he started writing and directing films for television, such as Absolute Feelings (2001). In 2004, he wrote, directed and produced his first feature film, Trouble Makers. In 2005, he also directed the TV drama 10 Months of Pregnancy.

Masato Arada has presented the Golden Shell for Best Film to Pandora´s Box, by Yesim Ustaoglu


Source: all photos from the website http://www.sansebastianfestival.com/
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