New Picture Film announced yesterday that Zhang Yimou's latest martial arts flick, Curse of the Golden Flower, will be screened in Beijing for a week beginning today.
Previous reports said that the film would screen in Shenyang on September 23.
But New Picture Film media executive Guo Na told Sina.com they had to change screening venue and times due to concerns with safety and piracy.
The film will be shown for a week to meet the requirements for the Best Foreign Film application at this year's Oscars. Domestic and foreign media will not have any special screenings arranged for them.
New Picture Film CEO Zhang Weiping said the screenings are completely commercial and only open to regular viewers.
A press conference will be arranged at the global premiere scheduled for December 21.
(CRI September 20, 2006)