Zhang Aims to Show Different Side of China – AP

From AP via The Washington Post:

There’s more to Chinese culture than lanterns and opera, says film director Zhang Yimou _ and he plans to prove it at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Zhang, chief director for the opening and closing ceremonies, says he hopes to use lesser-known Chinese elements.

Zhang says the ceremonies will show international solidarity as well as Chinese characteristics, and that Hollywood director Steven Spielberg _ one of a team of international consultants _ wants to be more than just an adviser. [Full Text]

July 9, 2006, 6:52 AM
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