International film representatives meet the audience at the opening ceremony of the 16th Golden Rooster International Film Exhibition in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province on Tuesday. Over 20 films from home and abroad will be screened during the exhibition.
Twenty international movies will be screened during China's national film festival, Golden Rooster and Full Blossom Film Festival, scheduled to open on Wednesday.
The films, selected from more than 70 movies from all over the world, will compete for the "the most popular international film" and a few other awards of the festival.
These candidates include Pan's Labyrinth, a joint production of Mexico and Spain, and the Best Picture winner in Cannes 2006, Lights in The Dusk, a candidate for the Foreign Language Film of79th Academy Award made by Finland, Germany and France, and the Dutch film Schnitzel Paradise, winner of the Best Supporting Actor of the Netherlands Film Festival of 2005.
Two local residents in Suzhou of east China's Jiangsu province enjoy looking at posters of films to be screened during the 16th Golden Rooster International Film Exhibition in this photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007.
The Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival is the annual pageant of Chinese movies, and also a gala of selected foreign movies.
Chinese audience, including film critics, university students and local movie fans, will vote for their favorite films, directors, actors and actresses after watching 20 films in the three-day Foreign Films Show at the 16th Golden Rooster and Full Blossom Film Festival.
A lady passes by a giant poster for the upcoming 16th Golden Rooster and Full Blossom Film Festival, which will open in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu province on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007.
(Xinhua News Agency October 24, 2007)