Monday, June 24, 2013

Russian film wins top prize at Shanghai film festival

Shanghai: 24 Jun 2013

Russian film 'The Major' won top prize at the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival. The film, which won the Golden Goblet for best feature film, talks about how things go out of control when corrupt police officers try to cover up a hit-and-run case for their colleague.

The jury headed by Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper said the film revealed a complicated Russian society, as well as great Russian art and storytelling tradition. Its director, Yuri Bykov won awards for best director and outstanding artistic achievement. The Jury Grand Prix went to Sweden film 'Reliance' directed by William Olsson. The film also won awards for best screenplay and best cinematography.

Hong Kong actor Nick Cheung won the Golden Goblet for best actor for the film 'Unbeatable'. Ten-year-old Malaysian child star Crystal Lee became the youngest actress to win the award for best actress in the festival\'s history. Some 1,665 films produced in 112 countries were screened during the nine-day festival that ran from June 15 to 23.
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