First New York Chinese Film Festival Kicks Off At Lincoln Center

Red Carpet Event Attended By Stars Like Cecilia Cheung, Zhang Hanyu And Su Youpeng

Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung attends the 1st Chinese Film Festival, September 18, 2010

Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung attends the 1st Chinese Film Festival, September 18, 2010

It may not have garnered much attention from the local media, but fans of Chinese cinema turned out at Lincoln Center this weekend for the launch of the 1st New York Chinese Film Festival. In attendance for the opening ceremony and US premiere of Liu Jie’s “Deep in the Clouds” (which won three awards at the 13th annual Shanghai Film Festival) were stars such as Cecilia Cheung, Zhang Hanyu, Daniel Wu, Su Youpeng and Zhang Bozhi.

From Xinhua:

Shen Jian, a producer of Chinese movie channel CCTV6, said the first New York Chinese Film Festival is to introduce Chinese history and social reality to the American public and show the achievements of the Chinese movie industry.

“New York is the center of economy and finance in the U.S. and also a city with highly-developed media and entertainment industry.” He said.

“Chinese film festival held here is of great significance. The movie is a bridge to connect people’s minds. It can help the people in New York understand the dream and pursuit of Chinese people through the screen.”

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