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Twelve Oil Paintings Depicts a 'Postmodern' Movie
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Chinese artist Pei Jing's oil painting featuring both lead actor Chow Yun-fat and actress Siqin Gaowa in the movie The Postmodern Life of My Aunt displayed on Thursday, March 1, 2007.

Twelve oil paintings depicting the Chinese movie The Postmodern Life of My Aunt are unveiled on Thursday in Beijing.

These works are created by 12 renowned Chinese contemporary artists, including Liu Dahong, Huang Qihou, Pei Jing, Wu Yiming and Gao Bo.

The official released poster of the movie is inspired by two of the oil paintings.

Directed by Ann Hui from Hong Kong, the movie The Postmodern Life of My Aunt has a star-studded lineup, including veteran Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-fat and Chinese actresses Siqin Gaowa and Zhao Wei. It will open in cinemas across the nation on March 6.

According to Variety's film review, the movie, which is based on a popular novel, turns its affectionate gaze on a woman of humble origins from the provinces struggling to carve out a dignified life in the unaccommodating urban tangle of Shanghai, where seemingly everyone is focused on personal profit.

These paintings will be auctioned in Beijing or Shanghai after the movie opens in China later this month. It is said that Chow Yun-fat himself will purchase some of them.

( March 2, 2007)

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