A scene from SoulMate. [China Daily]
The 26th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival will be staged in Hohhot, capital of the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, from September 13 to 16, organizers announced in Beijing recently.
During the four days, five themed exhibitions will debut the latest domestic movies, including acclaimed films from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, plus foreign classics and titles about China's ethnic groups.
A highlight is the Golden Rooster International Exhibition, which will premiere 25 movies from 18 countries, including Italy, Iran, Japan and Israel.
The Golden Rooster Awards — the event's top honor — will be presented to 19 winners in categories ranging from the best drama to the best editing, on September 16.
Over 260 films, including 86 feature dramas and 18 documentaries, have been shortlisted to 84 candidates for the 19 awards.
Mr Six, starring Feng Xiaogang, and Feng's directorial feature, I Am Not Madam Bovary, have been nominated for best drama. These films will compete with SoulMate, Operation Mekong and Battle of Xiangjiang River in the category.
Mongolian filmmaker Lisi Mai's biopic Genghis Khan will be released at the festival's opening ceremony on September 13.
Up to 20 movies about Chinese ethnic groups, including 10 about Mongolians, will be screened.