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UPDATED: 08:20, October 30, 2006
Two Chinese movies win awards at Tokyo film festival
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Two Chinese movies, "Thirteen Princess Trees" and "After This Our Exile" won awards Sunday at the 19th Tokyo International Film Festival, which staged its closing ceremony at Shibuya's Bunkamura, Tokyo.

"Thirteen Princess Trees," directed by Chinese 5th generation director Lu Yue, won "Special Jury Prize."

"I am very happy that I can enter a film festival and win a prize the first time I acted in a movie," He Xin, leading actress of the movie, said at the ceremony.

The movie tells a story of growing pains of delinquents in a high school in southwestern China with shocking honest and tenderness.

"After This Our Exile" was directed by Hong Kong director Patrick Tam and features well-known actor Aaron Kwok and actress Charlie Young. The movie, which was originally in the festival unit of "Winds of Asia," was selected into the competition unit at the final stage and received "Award for Best Artistic Contribution. "

French movie "OSS 117, Cairo Nest of Spies" grabbed the top prize "Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix." U.S. movie "Little Miss Sunshine" received two awards, "Award for Best Director" (Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris) and "Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role" (Abigail Bresil). Roy Dupuis, leading actor of "The Rocket" was awarded the best leading actor.

Source: Xinhua


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