Site Search  Search
Study in China Job/Internship Learning Chinese
Study in China more...
· Tsinghua University
· Universities
· A Brief Introduction to Chinese Visa and the Procedure for Visa Application
Job/Internship more...
· Job Opportunities for English Native Speakers
· English teacher
· Lucent interns
· Internship Opportunities
· English teacher
Learning Chinese more...
· A priceless treasure无价之宝
· A swan feather sent from one thousand li away千里送鹅毛
Nanjing massacre film wins top prize in Spain

"City of Life and Death" director Lu Chuan (left), accompanied by cast member Qin Lan, accepts the Golden Shell award at the San Sebastian Film Festival in San Sebastian, Spain on September 26, 2009.

Chinese director Lu Chuan's film "City of Life and Death", a heart-wrenching reprise of the Nanjing Massacre during World War Two, has won the top prize at Spain's San Sebastian Film Festival.

The jury, led by French director Laurent Cantet, on Saturday presented the Golden Shell award to Lu, and praised his focus on "the minute ethical dilemmas demanded by surviving in wartime."

The black-and-white film also garnered the jury prize for best cinematography, for the efforts of Cao Yu.

The Nanjing Massacre, which occurred in late 1937 when invading Japanese troops occupied Nanjing (then Nanking) and slaughtered more than 300,000 lives, has been recounted many times in film, print and television. One famous version is Chinese-American author Iris Chang's best-seller "The Rape of Nanking".

Director Lu told the story for the first time from the perspective of a Japanese soldier. "The film alternates Japanese and Chinese points of view to brush a compelling portrait of day-to-day life in a devastated city," according to the jury.

The annual San Sebastian Film Festival is one of the best-known film festivals in Europe. Other award winners this year included Lola Duenas, who was named best actress for the Spanish film "Yo Tambien", and Pablo Pineda from the same film, who was awarded best actor.

 Source : CRIENGLISH  Editor: Ivy
· Chinese director Lu and actress Qin receive the Concha de Oro at San Sebastian Film Festival
· Director Lu finds love in "City of Life and Death"
· China's Nanjing wins UN habitat award
· China protects 600-year old tomb amid flood-fight effort
· First two small Chinese banks to launch IPOs at home
· A British Nobleman and His Confucius School in China
· Taiwan Trade Fair opens in Nanjing
· 5th China Int'l meat industry expo kicks off in Nanjing
  在 线 查 词  

Privacy  |  About Us  |  Copyright  |  Advertisement  |  Contact Us