15 nominated films of Tiantan Awards
Updated: 2013-04-17 13:54
The 3rd Beijing International Film Festival nominated 15 films for its first ever competition section, Tiantan Award (also known as Temple of Heaven Award). The nomination list includes two Chinese films, "Back to 1942," by Feng Xiaogang, and "Feng Shui," by Wong Jing.
These 15 films will compete for ten awards including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Music and Best Visual Effects.
The winners will be announced at the closing ceremony on the night of April 23.
Following are the 15 nominated films of Tiantan Awards:
1.Back to 1942
Director: Feng Xiaogang
Back to 1942 is directed by Feng Xiaogang and stars Zhang Guoli, Xu Fan and Chen Daoming among others.
It reflects a catastrophe that took place in 1942. The Sino-Japanese War has got to a point of stalemate, a great drought has hit Henan province and many people have left their hometowns to flee from the famine.
The main character Lao Dongjia is a typical feudal landlord, but owning to the fact that he has no way of combatting this disaster, the likes of which have never been seen before, he is also forced to flee the famine, personally witnessing the sad departure of his family, his wife, son and daughter in law. His experiences are a perfect example of what 3 million people went through.
The film tells the story of the disaster from four different points of view, the government, international journalists, religious people and normal citizens.
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