Arab Today, arab today china to submit the nightingale at oscars
Last Updated : GMT 21:56:09
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

China to submit 'The Nightingale' at Oscars

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today China to submit 'The Nightingale' at Oscars

Attendees soak up the atmosphere at BIFF Village
Los Angeles - AFP

China is reportedly set to spring a surprise by submitting the Chinese-French production "The Nightingale" as the nation's Oscars entry for best foreign film.
Directed by Philippe Muyl, the film follows a journey undertaken by an old man and young girl in southern China and is an adaptation of the director's 2002 French film "The Butterfly".
No Chinese entry had been received for the 2015 Oscars when the deadline for submissions past last Wednesday.
However reports emanating from the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) Sunday claim the delay had been down to the fact China's two-day National Day holiday started on the same day.
"The movie [The Nightingale] was chosen shortly before the National Day public holiday and will be announced officially after the holiday," an industry source told the Hollywood Reporter.
Academy Awards officials have so far not commented on the report.
More than 60 countries met last Wednesday's official deadline for submissions, with many nations revealing their entries -— but China, home to a fast-growing film industry, was not among them.
Film buffs had thought Chinese officials were debating whether to offer up "Coming Home", a family-led drama set during the tumultuous Cultural Revolution, or gritty contemporary thriller "Black Coal, Thin Ice". But no official explanation behind the delay had previously been given.
"We haven't heard anything," said Zhang Zhao, producer of "Coming Home", on the sidelines of BIFF in South Korea.
"There are many outstanding Chinese movies around now, so for us it is wishful thinking."
The US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is set to announce its shortlist of five selected foreign entries in January, ahead of the Oscars ceremony on February 22, 2015. Italian film "The Great Beauty", directed by Paolo Sorrentino, won this year's prize.
"Coming Home" has been screening in Busan, and three-times Oscar nominated director Zhang Yimou said he hoped it had shed some light on his country as it tours the international festival circuit.
The 62-year-old director of "Ju Dou" (1990), "Raise the Red Lantern" (1991) and "Hero" (2002) -- all nominated for best foreign film Oscars -— said he wanted the world to understand Chinese history across the many eras that held "special places" in his heart.
"Whatever film I make I want to draw attention to the characteristics as well as the uniqueness of Chinese people and Chinese culture," he said.
The veteran director will next turn his attention to more commercial fare with a blockbuster fantasy set around the mythical ancient beginnings of China's Great Wall.
Oscar-winning Hollywood star Matt Damon is rumoured to be putting his hand up for a role, but the director said he had only just begun the casting process for the film, tentatively set for release in 2016.
"The movie I plan to start at the beginning of next year will be very different," said Yimou. "It will be a very commercial film -— it will be a sword-fighting film, and it will be a fantasy film."
As the world's second largest film market, China is increasingly becoming involved in international productions, and Zhang's Great Wall film is being backed by US studio Legendary Pictures. The director previously worked with British Oscar-winner Christian Bale for his 2011 drama "The Flowers of War".

 

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today china to submit the nightingale at oscars Arab Today, arab today china to submit the nightingale at oscars

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today china to submit the nightingale at oscars Arab Today, arab today china to submit the nightingale at oscars

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today Egypt tourism revival steady but slow

GMT 16:04 2017 Tuesday ,19 September

Egypt tourism revival steady but slow
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today 600,000 children may flee to Bangladesh

GMT 06:49 2017 Monday ,18 September

600,000 children may flee to Bangladesh
Arab Today, arab today Equifax executives step down

GMT 16:16 2017 Saturday ,16 September

Equifax executives step down
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Ministry seeks to improve education

GMT 14:49 2017 Sunday ,17 September

Ministry seeks to improve education
Arab Today, arab today New Zealand opposition looks

GMT 10:35 2017 Thursday ,14 September

New Zealand opposition looks
Arab Today, arab today 5,000 'Dieselgate' deaths in Europe per year

GMT 19:18 2017 Monday ,18 September

5,000 'Dieselgate' deaths in Europe per year
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Five trends at the Frankfurt auto show

GMT 12:04 2017 Monday ,18 September

Five trends at the Frankfurt auto show
Arab Today, arab today Renault-Nissan to launch

GMT 10:44 2017 Saturday ,16 September

Renault-Nissan to launch
Arab Today, arab today Eman Al Assy receives three offers

GMT 06:31 2017 Saturday ,16 September

Eman Al Assy receives three offers
Arab Today, arab today 'Severe' Typhoon Doksuri pounds Vietnam

GMT 15:49 2017 Friday ,15 September

'Severe' Typhoon Doksuri pounds Vietnam

GMT 11:10 2017 Friday ,15 September

Fadl Shaker retreats from surrendering himself

GMT 05:05 2017 Tuesday ,12 September

Pregnant woman's suicide roils China

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 10:25 2017 Thursday ,14 September

Greece fumbled oil spill response

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 04:45 2017 Sunday ,17 September

France's hurricane-hit St Martin

GMT 21:57 2017 Sunday ,17 September

Russia and Iraq restore air travel

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 12:56 2017 Friday ,15 September

Apple's grand plan in Ireland held up by a forest

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday