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Two Chinese films compete for Golden Lion

08-01-2011 09:52 BJT

Two Chinese films will contend for the coveted Gold Lion award at the 68th Venice International Film Festival in September.

A scene in Wei Te-sheng's epic film "Seediq Bale." [Photo:]

Festival organizers have announced that Ann Hui's drama "A Simple Life" and Wei Te-sheng's epic film "Seediq Bale" will compete with 20 other films for the top award during the 11-day event which runs from August 31 to September 10.

A scene in Ann Hui's drama "A Simple Life." [Photo: CRI]

Director Ching Siu-tung's fantasy movie "It's Love", starring Jet Li, will be screened out of competition.

Previous reports have said Chinese director Jia Zhangke would chair the Orizzonti jury at the film festival.

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