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Beijing Film Festival Winners: ‘The Punishment’ and ‘Shadowless Tower’




The Argentina-Chile coproduction “The Punishment,” directed by Matias Bize, was named finest characteristic over the weekend on the shut of the Beijing Worldwide Movie Pageant.

Mexico’s Lila Avilés gained the Tiantan Award for finest director for her movie “Totem.” Antonia Zegers and Line Renaud shared the very best actress award for “The Punishment” and “Driving Madeleine,” respectively.

One of the best actor award went to Xin Baiqing for Chinese language film “The Shadowless Tower.” The movie, which premiered in February in Berlin, was the numerical winner. With the very best screenplay, music, cinematography and creative contribution awards, it gained a complete of 5 prizes.

Chinese language actor and director Tian Zhuangzhuang collected the very best supporting actor award. Mexican, Montserrat Maranon earned the very best supporting actress prize.

The ceremony wrapped up a competition at which organizers claimed to have performed 1,488 movies. Worldwide friends included Israel’s Nadav Lapid, Germany’s Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and Thailand’s Pimpaka Towira. Native celebrities in attendance included Zhou Dongyu, lifetime achievement award-winner Zhang Yimou, and Ge You.


Bangkok-based movie fund Purin Footage has introduced three Asian characteristic movie initiatives that may every obtain $30,000 grants in its Spring 2023 funding spherical. Moreover, two Asian documentary initiatives will obtain $15,000 every.

Director Duong Dieu Linh’s “Don’t Cry Butterfly,” depicts a girl who has found her husband is having an affair and decides to voodoo him again into love, not figuring out that her actions could spawn one thing peculiar at residence. Ang Geck Geck’s “Ah Girl” is a narrative of a seven-year-old lady who should select between residing together with her father or her mom when the mother and father divorce. “Farid,” from Malaysian director Emir Ezwan sees a penniless man befriend a flesh-eating spirit who grants him wealth however makes the person pay a heavy worth.

The documentaries are Quang Nong Nhat’s “Baby Jackfruit, Baby Guava” a couple of conservative mom, a mentally-ill daughter, and a homosexual son. Thai director Ukrit Sa-nguanhai is getting ready “The Itinerant,” a documentary exploring propaganda movie operations in Chilly Struggle Thailand.

Vietnam in particular has proved to be a bright spot in the region for cinema. We are in the midst of a Vietnamese New Wave,” stated Purin Footage co-director Aditya Assarat. “Both ‘Don’t Cry Butterfly’ and ‘Baby Jackfruit, Baby Guava’ have a confident personal style that is indicative of the new generation of Vietnamese filmmakers.”

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