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


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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