This year marks the ninth year of Beijing Film Panorama under Beijing International Film Festival. In order to satisfy everyone’s expectations for this “event of light and shadow”, the organizing committee has selected nearly 500 works which are divided into 16 units. From April 6th on, they will be collectively presented in 30 commercial cinemas, art theaters and college cinemas of Beijing for 15 running days.
In order to celebrate the 70th anniversary of new China, BJIFF Beijing Film Panorama has especially designed Panorama Special- Celebrating the 70th Anniversary year of the Founding of People’s Republic of China which will overview the history of the Chinese film industry over the past decades. In addition to film screenings, the film festival will also invite main participants and experts of some key films to the scene to provide rare opportunities for audiences to watch films and exchange ideas. Panorama Special–1939 1959 2019: Adventure of Great Cinematic Times will take audiences into history being based on 1959, which will recall the great filmmakers in history and demonstrate the ceaseless efforts of the Chinese film culture entities via such three sub-sections as Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, New Wave Echos, and Chinese Perspective. The “Focus” section is also very eye-catching. The special screenings of many heavyweight directors, including but not limited to Akira Kurosawa, Alfonso Karon, Cai Mingliang, Zhang Lv, are bound to provide a colorful and exciting experience for fans. In addition, Beijing Film Panorama will also gather the award-winning and well-received film masterpieces at various international film festivals over the past year. By taking the Belt and Road as the link, it will showcase the outstanding film works from the countries along the BRI. In addition, this year’s panorama has a number of sections such as “Chinese Stories”, “View” and “Absolute Truth”, which will strive to provide endless light and shadow experience for people of different ages and different viewing styles.