[ 2006-10-31 10:02 ]
Two Chinese movies, "Thirteen princess
trees" and "After this our
exile" won awards on Sunday at the 19th Tokyo
International Film Festival."Thirteen princess trees," directed by the
young generation Chinese director Lu Yue, won "The Special Jury
He Xin, the leading actress in the film, said at the ceremony, "I am
very happy that the first time I act in a movie, I can enter a film
festival and win a prize."
The movie tells the story of growing pains of troubled youth at a high
school in southwestern China, with shocking honesty and tenderness.
"After this our exile" was directed by Hong Kong director Patrick Tam
and features well-known actor Aaron Kwok and actress Charlie Young. The
movie, which was originally in the festival unit of "Winds of Asia," was
selected for the competition unit in the final stage and received the
award for "Best Artistic Contribution."
French movie "OSS 117, Cairo nest of spies" grabbed the top prize
"Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix." The U.S. movie "Little Miss Sunshine" received
two awards, "Best Director" and "Best Performance by an Actress in a
Leading Role." Roy Dupuis, leading actor of "The Rocket" was awarded the
"Best Leading Actor."
Thirteen princess trees: