Director wants China's indie stars to shine at new film festival
2017-10-12 13:00:00

The walled ancient city of Pingyao in China’s Shanxi Province could soon become the star of the country’s film industry.

Film director and Shanxi native Jia Zhangke is turning Pingyao’s abandoned diesel engine factory into the site of the area’s first international film festival. The inaugural Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival (PYIFF)– named after the Oscar-winning kung fu movie – will be launched October 28.

During a press conference Monday it was announced that Chinese director Feng Xiaogang’s latest work, “Youth,” will kick off the festival.

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram