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"Back to 1942" Wins Two Awards at Rome Film Fest

2012-11-19 15:44:24        Chinese Films

 A poster of "Back to 1942." [Photo: chinesefilms.cn]

"Back to 1942," Feng Xiaogang's latest famine blockbuster, got two awards at the seventh edition of the Rome Film Festival last Saturday, chinesefilms.cn reports.

The director arrived at the awards ceremony on November 17 to receive the two awards, the A.I.C. Award for the Best Cinematography and the Golden Butterfly Award.

Featuring a star-studded cast with Zhang Guoli, Chen Daoming, Zhang Hanyu and Adrien Brody, the movie presents the serious famine in Henan Province which claimed 3 million casualties in the middle of the Sino-Japanese War.

Huayi Bros, the production company behind the movie, confirmed that a grand premiere ceremony for the movie will be held on November 25 in Beijing with Adrien Brody in attendance.

"Back to 1942" will hit mainland cinemas on November 29, going head to head with Ang Lee's "Life of Pi," scheduled to be released on November 22.

By Chen Nan

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