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The Banquet to premiere in Venice
[ 2006-08-04 09:06 ]

现在人们习惯把冯小刚、张艺谋和陈凯歌看成中国最成功的三位导演。相比于张、陈,《夜宴》作为冯小刚第一部迈向国际市场的作品,似乎来得晚了些。7月27日,冯小刚导演的新片《夜宴》正式收到了来自第63届威尼斯国际电影节的邀请,并确定9月3日在威尼斯电影节上,举行这部热门影片的全球首映。当然,由章子怡饰演的婉后则被推崇为《夜宴》的灵魂。

 

Zhang Ziyi in "The Banquet"

Chinese director Feng Xiaogang's martial arts epic "The Banquet," starring "Memoirs of a Geisha" actress Zhang Ziyi, will have its world premiere at this year's Venice Film Festival on Sept. 3.  

It will be the first full-length showing of the film after last year's promotion in Berlin, Cannes and the United States, Wang Yang, spokeswoman for Huayi Brothers Film Investment Co. Ltd., China's biggest private film maker, told Xinhua Wednesday.

Feng and actors Zhang Ziyi, Ge You and Zhou Xun will promote the film at the festival, she said.

The 20-million-U.S.-dollar film, coproduced by Huayi Brothers and the Hong Kong Media Asia Films Company, will be released across Asia on Sept. 15.

Set during the tumultuous Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period (907-979), "The Banquet" recounts the tragedy of an empress, played by Zhang Ziyi, who is destroyed in a struggle for power inside the palace, Feng said.

The 130-minute movie was composed by Oscar winner Tan Dun and choreographed by Yuen Wo-Ping, both acclaimed for the Oscar winner "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."

It represents a major change of style for Feng, one of the most bankable Chinese film directors, who has shot modern comic movies like "Big Shot's Funeral," "Cell Phone" and "A World Without Thieves ."

The movie's distribution rights in the United Kingdom, France and Spain have been sold, according Wang.

(Agencies)

Vocabulary:
 


Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms: 五代十国

composed by Oscar winner: 由奥斯卡最佳原创音乐奖得主谭盾作曲

choreograph: 设计舞蹈动作,如:choreograph a ballet(为一出芭蕾舞剧设计舞蹈动作)

Big Shot's Funeral: 《大腕》

Cell Phone: 《手机》

A World Without Thieves:《天下无贼》

(英语点津陈蓓编辑)

 
 

 

 

 
 
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