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Israeli Film Festival Starts in China
2005-7-26 16:23:09
Have you ever seen Israeli Films? Now, People in three Chinese cities are lucky enough to see the films from the exotic and mysterious land of the mid-east as an Israeli Film festival is being held in China. Yunfeng went to the opening of the festival and has this report.
The music you just heard is from the Israeli film Passover Fever, the opening film for the Israeli film Festival held in Beijing. It is humorous, isn't it? The film talks about the funny things happening in a family gathering on the day of Passover, a traditional Israeli festival.

The film festival will show 7 Israeli films in 7 days in Beijing New Century Cinema in downtown Beijing. Then it will go to Southern China's Chengdu and Chongqing.

Katriel Schory is the Director General of the Israel Film Fund. He is very excited about the film festival being held in China.

"We have a lively, exciting, vibrant Israeli cinema. ... We hope that the Chinese will have the opportunities to see our films. We hope there will be more cooperation between the China and Israel in the film industry."

The 7 films include Shlomy's Stars, Walk on Water and Broken Wings, all representing different Israeli cinemas in the last 10 years.

As Mr. Schory says, it is a great opportunity for the Chinese audience to have a taste of his culture through films.
But it seems that some of Chinese audiences can't quite get it only by watching the movie. Ms. Wang is with the Chinese Film Archive Center.

"This film is mainly focused on the life of the common Israelis.I've seldom seen Israeli films before. Frankly speaking, I think this film has nothing special. It is humorous but not very."

Mr. Schory says that Israelis like Chinese films so much that a lot of Chinese films were attended in Chinese film festivals in Jeruslam in the last three years including Hero by Zhang Yimou, Turn Life, Turn Right by Johnnie To and the latest hit Peacock by Gu Chchangwei. It is hoped that more film exchanges will improve common Chinese audience understanding of Israeli film and the country itself. 

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