Poster of the film "Welcome to Shama Town" [Photo: Sina.com]
Director Li Weiran's "Welcome to Shama Town" will be screened as the opening film of 13th Far East International Film Festival, xinhuanet.com reports.
Li Weiran has thus become the third Chinese director ever to receive such an honor after Gu Changwei and Feng Xiaogang.
Released in 2010, "Welcome to Shama Town" stars Chiling Lin, Lichun Lee, Sun Honglei and Gan Wei. It takes place in a legendary town called Shama in the distant territory of northwest China. A group of international thieves comes in search of some little-known treasure, thus opening a bloody and ironic battle in the desert.
The Far East International Film Festival is an annual event held in Udine, Italy. It is renowned for promoting Asian films. The 2011 edition will run from April 29 to May 7. During 9 days of screenings, it will present over 60 of the latest films from Asian countries and regions.
Chinese language films "The Lost Bladesman," "What Women Want," and "Punished" will be screened during this year's event.
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