Wednesday, January 20, 2010

60th Berlinale Opens with Yoji Yamada's Chineese film Tuan Yuan (Apart Together)

The 60th Berlin International Film Festival will kick off with the world premiere of the Chinese Competition film Tuan Yuan (Apart Together) in the Berlinale Palast on February 11, 2010.Bernd Neumann, Minister of State for Culture , Klaus Wowereit ,Mayor of Berlin and Werner Herzog, Jury President ,Dieter Kosslick , Berlinale Director will open the festival. Anke Engelke will host the gala in this anniversary year.
Tuan Yuan (Apart Together) is the latest film by Wang Quan’an, one of the most important Chinese auteur filmmakers of the younger generation. In 2007 he also participated in the Berlinale Competition with Tuya de hun shi (Tuya’s Marriage) and won the Golden Bear. Tuan Yuan tells the story of a great love, while depicting the tragedy of a divided country. Decades have passed since the one-time soldier Liu Yansheng, who fled from Shanghai to Taiwan in 1949 to escape Mao Tse-tung’s troops, has seen the love of his life. Their reunion rekindles old emotions. The film stars Lu Yan, Ling Feng, Xu Cai Gen and Mo Xiaoqi. Otouto (About Her Brother) japaneese film by Yoji Yamada (Kabei) will be the closing film.

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