Glamorous diversity: 15 films unveiled in the Official Selection of the “Tiantan Award”

The “Tiantan Award” of the 9th Beijing International Film Festival will be held in Beijing from April 11 to 20, 2019. By adhering to the core values of “Beauty in Variety, Harmony in Diversity”, we solicited from across the world feature films that were produced after January 1, 2018. The “Tiantan Award” has attracted 775 films from 85 countries and regions, including 107 domestic films and 668 overseas films (including those from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan). The films were diverse categories and styles. After a series of screenings, a total of 15 films from 20 countries and regions were shortlisted for the final selection of the “Tiantan Awards”, including 12 overseas films and 3 domestic ones.

 

The shortlisted films are as follows:

 

A Fortunate Man (Denmark)

Director: Bille August

Another World (Japan)

Director: Junji Sakamoto

 

Ben is Back (USA)

Director: Peter Hedges

 

Fear (India)

Director: Jayaraj

 

Happier Times, Grump (Finland)

Director: Tiina Lymi

 

Here (Iran)

Director: Seyed Hadi Mohaghegh

 

Sunset (Hungary / France)

Director: László Nemes

 

Tehran: City of Love (UK/Iran/Netherlands)

Director: Ali Jaberansari

 

The Composer (China/Kazakhstan)

Director: Xirzat Yahup

 

The Eleventh Chapter (China)

Director: Chen Jianbin

 

The Keeper (Germany / UK)

Director: Marcus H. Rosen Mueller

 

The Unorthodox (Israel)

Director: Eliran Malka

 

The Waiter (Greece)

Director: Steve Krikris

 

The Wandering Earth (China)

Director: Guo Fan

 

The Wild Pear Tree

(Turkey/France/Germany/Bulgaria/Macedonia/Bosnia/Sweden)

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

 

On the whole, the Official Selections of “Tiantan Award” have their own highlights, which include both the latest works of heavyweight directors and the outstanding works of new directors who have made their debut in the international arena (many of them being premiered films).

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