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Stories of some winning scripts

China Daily | Updated: 2013-07-18 05:46

Feature Film

The Panjiayuan Diary

by Tim Plaehn

Juliet Manning is a rather complicated girl. The fact that her parents were going to divorce was a heavy blow to Juliet, while the news that she would move to Beijing overwhelmed her to the point of losing hope. After coming to China, Juliet began her adventures in Chaoyang district on her own. One day, she went to an antique market called "Panjiayuan". She bought a dusty Chinese diary from an old merchant. With the help of this diary, she reevaluated herself and finally found a thing that had always been lacking in her life, her own voice.

The Monkey King

by Galen Tong

In 1900, China was in the period of the Boxer Rebellion. A Chinese student named Lee returned to Beijing. One of his friends was killed by Marquis Charles, an infamous French commander of forces against China. Lee secretly joined "Boxers", a mysterious organization aiming at fighting against the aggression and disguised himself with the identity of "Monkey King". Finally, in the battle against imperialist powers, Lee defeated Marquis Charles. Now, the "Boxers" began to make preparations for the next battle against foreign invaders. Nevertheless, "Boxers" had a new leader: the classic character in Beijing opera, "Monkey king". And he was Lee.

Short Film

Duck and Cover

by Michael Thai

A venerable Taoist duck who lives a peaceful life in Beijing must use all his training and wisdom to escape the clutches of an unyielding Peking duck chef. Who says you can't teach an old duck new tricks?

Patchwork Dreams

by Lee Quarrie

Xiang is a young seamstress, working in a fashion shop in Beijing. When she is passed over for the honor of sewing a special project for the Beijing Kite Festival, Xiang strives to create a work of art worthy of Beijing's beauty.

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