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Chinese film at Cannes: "Chongqing Blues"

05-18-2010 09:20 BJT

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And there no shortage of rich content at Cannes, France right now, but the Cannes Film Festival has only one entry from China in its main competition this year. The feature is "Chongqing Blues" starring singer-turned-actress Fan Bingbing. The picture is under the direction of filmmaker Wang Xiaoshuai who uses the film to pose an open question about the modern generation of young people in China. Let's see a few moments of the film before we hear the director's own comments.

Wang's latest offering tells the story of Lin, a sea captain who returns to the city of Chongqing after a six month tour to discover his estranged 25-year-old son has been killed.

Lin then goes on a journey to discover the circumstances surrounding his son's death.

Wang said, "This comes from a short story in the media where a youngster was killed with no reason. It's a reflection of life nowadays in China. Young people do things without a target without a purpose or any reason, they are abandoned, and so I wanted to ask the question who killed this young man? Is it the society, is it the environment. That's the question of the generation because they have lost faith in everything."

"Chongqing Blues" is one of 19 films which are competing for the coveted Palme D'Or.

Poster of  Chongqing Blues. (File photo)
Poster of  Chongqing Blues. (File photo)


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