Pingyao is to host film festival in October

Updated 2017-03-17 17:00:58

Pingyao, a 2,700-year-old town in Shanxi province, will hold the Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival from Oct. 19 to 26.

The event is initiated by Chinese director Jia Zhangke. Italian movie producer and critic Marco Muller, who is the festival's art director, announced the official name of the event during a news conference on Thursday in Beijing.

The event is organized by newly founded Pingyao International Film Festival Co under the guidance of Shanxi and Pingyao's relevant government departments.

The festival will include six sections, including two special parts named “Crouching Tiger” and “Hidden Dragon” respectively to bring attention to new directors and genre films.

An international consultant team made of professional filmmakers and critics has been assembled to select more than 40 films from different countries for guests and audience participating in the festival.

The festival, which will mainly show non-Western movies, intends to strengthen ties and cooperation between Chinese movie industry partakers with their counterparts in non-Western countries, especially developing countries.

Pingyao was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997 and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in China

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