Headlines from China: 4th Pingyao International Film Festival Revealed Winners

4th Pingyao International Film Festival Revealed Winners

The competition section of Pingyao International Film Festival unveiled winners on Friday. The fourth edition of the festival award top prizes to Russia’s Philipp Yuryev, Serbia’s Ivan Ilkic, and Chinese directors Li Dongmei and Wang Jing. The films of the first three helmers, many of which were recognized at many international film festivals such as the Venice Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival, had their Chinese premieres during the festival. The festival, founded by Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke and former Venice head Marco Muller, encourages dialogue between non-Western (Chinese, Asian, Eastern European, Latin American, and African) and Western film communities, and fosters communication and collaboration between Chinese and international filmmakers. Read more PYIFF 

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Asian Megastar Jay Chou Embarks on an Artistic Journey

Singer, songwriter, director, and actor, Jay Chou has many titles. But before all that, the “King of Mandopop” was the son of an art teacher. For his first Instagram post, Chou shared a picture of him and his mother in front of a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting. Art has always been a part of the Asian megastar’s life, and it has always been his source of inspiration. All of that led up to Chou’s most recent collaboration with the conceptual artist Xu Bing, a world-renowned Chinese artist known for his printmaking and installations that utilize language, words, and text. Read more Jing Daily