Wet Season, The Fever win top awards at Pingyao film festival

Screen | 10/16/2019 | Staff
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The Fever, from Brazilian filmmaker Maya Da-Rin, won best film in the Roberto Rossellini awards at this year’s Pingyao International Film Festival (PYIFF), while Anthony Chen’s Wet Season won best film in the Fei Mu awards.

The Roberto Rossellini awards are presented to films in Pingyao’s Crouching Tigers section for international debuts and second features. Best director in these awards went to Cesar Diaz for Our Mothers, the Guatemala-set drama that won this year’s Camera d’Or in Cannes, while the Jury Award went to Wisdom Tooth, from China’s Liang Ming.

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Wisdom Tooth also won best director in the Fei Mu awards, which are for debut or second Chinese-language films in both the Hidden Dragons and Crouching Tigers sections. Wet Season’s Yeo Yann Yann won best actress in these awards, while Ju Anqi’s A Trophy On The Sea picked up best actor for Wang Xuebing and a Special Mention.

A Trophy On The Sea also won the Youth Jury Award, selected by international students and young filmmakers, while Wet Season picked up the Cinephilia Critics’ Award.

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Also during the ceremony, Zhang Yimou was presented with the ’Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon East-West Award’, which honours achievements in cinema and contributions to the development of East-West film culture. Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi was presented with the ’International Contribution to Chinese Cinema Award’ for helping...
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