'Bullets' leads Asian Film Awards nominees

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'Let the Bullets Fly' poster.

"Let the Bullets Fly" poster. [CRI] 

Let the Bullets Fly is on fire.

The Chinese blockbuster leads the race of the Fifth Asian Film Awards with six nominations, including best picture and best director.

Other nominees for best picture include fellow Chinese blockbuster Aftershock, Confessions from Japan, Peepli Live from India, Poetry from South Korea, and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives from Thailand, which was the big winner at the Cannes Film Festival last year.

Actress Sylvia Chang says she's impressed with the nominees. "All filmmakers work so hard in the field because we all have something that we want to say and express. How do you succeed? I say it's about honesty, originality and passion."

Jury President Yonfan agrees, and says it's a difficult job to pick just one winner in each category.

"I, along with all outstanding jury members, need to select the winners from these films with various cultures, techniques and the emotions. It's a huge responsibility. Hopefully, we won't disappoint you."

The results will be announced on March 21 in Hong Kong.

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