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Beijing int'l film festival to screen classics

China.org.cn | Updated: 2017-03-23 14:59
Beijing int'l film festival to screen classics

A poster of Gone With The Wind. [Photo/China.org.cn]

Beijing Film Panorama of the 7th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) will screen a number of motion picture classics, including Gone With The Wind, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and a tribute screening of David Lynch films.

The film organizers will bring movie fans a visual feast of classic films, including the four installments of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and seven installments of Fast and the Furious, as well as recent award-winning films such as Iran's The Salesman. The epic films Gone With The Wind, Doctor Zhivago and The Leopard will appear in the film restoration unit while there will be tributes for legends like David Lynch, Michelangelo Antonioni, Bille August and Sylvia Chang.

Danish Academy Award-winning director Bille August will also be the jury president for the main competition where 15 films are shortlisted for various sections of the festival's Tiantan Awards.

Beijing Film Panorama has become a carnival for movie fans, screening many outstanding foreign films and old classic Chinese films that never had the chance for wide screenings before. This year, nearly 500 such films will be screened in 30 theaters in Beijing for 16 days.

The Beijing International Film Festival will be held from April 16 - 23. The Beijing Film Panorama screenings will start one week earlier, from April 8.

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