FESTIVALS: Our Time Will Come to open Shanghai
Ann Hui’s Our Time Will Come will open the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival (June 17-26).
The historical drama, starring Eddie Peng and Zhou Xun, will also compete in the festival’s main competition section, the Golden Goblet Awards.
SIFF has also announced seven other films that will compete for the Golden Goblet Awards: Yasuo Furuhat’s Reminiscence (Japan), Dave McCary’s Brigsby Bear (US), Cătălin Saizescu’s Fault Condition (Romania), Maciej Pieprzyca’s I’m A Killer (Poland), Ivan Bolotnikov’s Kharms (Russia), Robert Mullan’s Mad To Be Normal (UK) and Markus Goller’s My Brother Simple (Germany).
As previously announced, Romanian director Christian Mungiu will head the Golden Goblet Awards jury, which also includes Chinese director Cao Baoping, Chinese screenwriter Li Qiang, US/Macedonian filmmaker Milcho Manchevski, Japanese director Sabu, US producer Gary Michael Walters and Chinese actress Xu Qing.
Meanwhile, the Documentary Competition jury includes Finnish filmmaker Iikka Vehkalahti, Japanese filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda and Chinese director Du Haibin. The Animation Competition jury comprises US animation director Tony Bancroft, Japanese animation director Junji Kobayashi and Chinese animation producer Yuan Mei.