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Chronicles of Chinese presence at Cannes Film Festival

2016-May-17       Source: China.org.cn

Although there's only a small Chinese presence at this year's Cannes Film Festival, China.org.cn can still take you back to look at some fond memories of Chinese filmmakers in previous years at the festival.

Editor's note: Although there's only a small Chinese presence at this year's Cannes Film Festival, China.org.cn can still take you back to look at some fond memories of Chinese filmmakers in previous years at the festival.

'The Enchanting Shadow' by director Li Han-Hsiang in 1960

"The Enchanting Shadow" by director Li Han-Hsiang in 1960 [File photo]

1959

The first time a film made in China went to Cannes was in 1959, when "Slut and Saint," directed by Tian Chen, made its debut. The movie, which depicted the experiences of a woman during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, was China's first time in competition for the prestigious Palme d'Or.

1960

"The Enchanting Shadow" by director Li Han-Hsiang competed for the prestigious Palme d'Or.

1962

"The Magnificent Concubine" by director Li Han-Hsiang competed for Palme d'Or. It was the first Chinese-language film to win the Grand Prix for Best Interior Photography and Color, thanks to its sumptuously decorated palace scenes and beautiful costumes.

1963

"Empress Wu Tse-Tien" by director Li Han-Hsiang entered the main competition for Palme d'Or.

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