Festivals trading films between China and Japan

A Chinese film festival and its Japanese counterpart have agreed to screen each others' films.
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The Sino-Japanese fantasy mystery "Legend of the Demon Cat"

A Chinese film festival and a Japanese film festival have agreed to screen each others' films, officials announced yesterday.

Shanghai International Film Festival and Tokyo International Film Festival will swap films for the first time since working together in 2015.

New Japanese films will be screened from December 1 to 3 in the cities of Shanghai, Kunming and Shenzhen, while new Chinese productions will hit the silver screen from March 8 to 14 in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.

Japanese movies to be screened in China include sci-fi “Beautiful Star,” which is based on a novel by Yukio Mishima, drama films “Radiance” and “Lear On the Shore” and action film “Mukoku.” 

Chinese productions heading to Japan include box office smash “Wolf Warriors 2,” plus “Manhunt” and “Legend of the Demon Cat.”

“Manhunt,” directed by John Woo, is a remake of the classic 1976 Japanese action thriller starring legendary actor Ken Takakura. “Legend of the Demon Cat,” a Sino-Japanese fantasy mystery by Chinese filmmaker Chen Kaige, is based on a famous Japanese fantasy novel series.

Officials said that the film exhibitions will actively propel cultural exchanges and strengthen cooperation in the film industry.

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“Manhunt,” directed by John Woo, is a remake of the classic 1976 Japanese action thriller.

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Japanese drama film “Radiance”


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