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China's Van Goghs wins Netpac award for best film at 40th Moscow International Film Festival

Aditya Saturday June 2, 2018

 

Netpac Jury awarding the best film at 40th Moscow International Film Festival 2018
Netpac Jury awarding the best film at 40th Moscow International Film Festival 2018

Citation For the cinematic exposition of the complexity when art, commerce and morality converge, leading to a sensational journey through pain and ultimately an inspiring discovery.

Synopsis: Until 1989, the village of Dafen in the city of Shenzhen was little more than a hamlet. It now has a population of 10,000 including hundreds of peasants – turned oil painters. Directors Yu Haib and Yu Kiki Tianqi followed one of the painters, Zaho Xiaoyong. He and his family have painted around 100,000 Van Goghs, so Zhao feels deep affinity with Van Gogh. Finally his lifelong dream of seeing originals in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is becoming the reality..

Jury: Asoka Handagama ( Chairman ) ( Sri Lanka )_ Sam Ho ( Member) ( China ( Hongkong ) Kira Kovalenko ( Member ) ( Russia )

Obituary

Jocelyne Saab (30th Apr, 1948 - 7th Jan. 2019) Jocelyne Well known Lebanese filmmaker Jocelyne Saab who was born in Beirut on 30 April 1948 died of cancer on January 07, 2019 Jocelyne Saab started her career with the hosting of a pop music programme called ‘Marsupilami Got Blue Eyes’’ on the national Lebanese radio and from there moved on to become a newsreader for television. Civil war in Lebanon threw her into the front line as a war reporter. She covered the war in the Middle East and Iran, and the Polisario war in the Maghreb. Her independent films received numerous international prizes. Read More...