Director Jia Zhangke Considers Suing Zhang Yimou’s Producer – CRI

1227jia.jpgFrom CRIEnglish:

Golden Lion-winning Chinese director Jia Zhangke is considering defamation proceedings against film producer Zhang Weiping’s over allegations that his Venice Film Festival award was fixed. „ÄÄ„ÄÄ

In an open letter to Zhang, director Zhang Yimou’s long-time producer, who also produced the box office hit “Curse of the Golden Flower“, Jia responded to Zhang’s comment in a newspaper that Jia’s film “Still Life” had won the Golden Lion because Venice Film Festival director Marco Muller had invested in it. „ÄÄ

In a report carried by Monday’s Chongqing Evening Post, Zhang Weiping was quoted as saying that and Marco Muller manipulated the award of the top prize to “Still Life” at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year.[Full Text]

[photo: director Jia Zhangke]

December 27, 2006, 11:58 AM
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