Bigger banquet – Xu Wei

thebanquet3.jpg From Shanghai Daily:

Famed for his comedy films, Feng Xiaogang‘s latest movie “The Banquet” is a big budget affair, a Chinese Hamlet, and the popular director has high hopes it will take him to the very top, writes Xu Wei.

Fans are eagerly anticipating the release of veteran Chinese director Feng Xiaogang’s epic new drama, “The Banquet,” to see how the “master of humor” handles an art film.

In recent years, Feng’s sweet and blackly-humorous productions (“Cell Phone,” “Big Shot’s Funeral,” “A Sigh ‰∏Ä£∞ÂèπÊÅØ“) have been among the most popular domestic pictures. [Full Text]

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