The intimacy of smaller film festivals allow for a closer proximity between between those who create and those who contextualize and critique art. My final day of festing included a sit down with Beatriz Seigner, followed by an impromptu showing of Ash is Purest White (presented by Zhangke), followed by a bump into Lav Diaz (who we met earlier in the year in Berlin for Season of the Devil) and ended with a festive last dinner with a fest among journalists (always leave MUBI’s Daniel Kasman do the ordering).
2017 press conference announcement at Cannes.
Cannes press books got inked during this trip.
Diaz was at Pingyao for a masterclass on The Season of the Devil (which competed at the 68th Berlinale).
PYIFF – People’s Choice Awards
Crouching Tigers – BEST FILM
The Man Who Surprised Everyone – Natasha Merkulova / Aleksey Chupov
New Generation China – BEST FILM
Life of Zhang Chu – Director： Lv Yulai
Gala – BEST FILM
Red Flowers and Green Leaves – Director：Liu Miaomiao
Best of Fest – BEST FILM
Girl – Director：Lukas Dhont
Hidden Dragons – BEST FILM
Volcano – Director: Roman Bondarchuk