Get your film festival tickets starting Saturday

By Han Jing (Shanghai Daily)
Updated: 2008-06-06 17:14

Tickets for the 11th Shanghai International Film Festival will be sold at 23 appointed star-graded cinemas across the city starting on Saturday, the festival organizing committee said on June 2.

The 11th Shanghai International Film Festival will be held from June 14 to 22 and almost 300 movies will be screened.

The Golden Cup Awarding Party for the film festival will be simplified to a ceremony. Quake relief themes will be added to the festival.

The appointed cinemas will adopt a ticket-selling network and provide flexible ticket prices. One yuan (14 US cents) in each ticket sale and a batch of movie projection equipment purchased from a series of charity screenings will be donated to quake-ravaged areas.

"Ashes of Time Redux," the latest work of well-known Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai, who will chair the film festival jury, will be screened at the festival. All box office revenue will be donated to quake-stricken areas in Sichuan Province.

Film retrospectives will also be held to pay tribute to celebrated Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, British director Anthony Minghella, Chinese actor Sun Daolin and film maker Shao Yifu.


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