Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Vision Beijing

The Vision Beijing Project has invited five of the world's most famous film directors to shoot five-minute-long films about Beijing in the run up to the Beijing Olympic Games to promote ancient Beijing's image as a modern international metropolis. The final products of the project will serve as audio-video information highlighting the rich connotations of Beijing's “People's Olympics.” At the same time, this project will provide the world with some insights into Beijing's history and culture, and it will provide a platform for companies to communicate with the world in various ways.

All five short films debuted Feb. 28 on CCTV, as well as on and television stations throughout Italy, France and Iran with Iranian director Majid Majidi received the Bird’s Nest prize for his submission, “Colors Fly."

Here are the five films:

by Iranian director Majid Majidi

by director Daryl Goodrich of Britain

“Reunion”, by Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore

“Film Impressionistic,” by French director Patrice Leconte

“Color, Fragrance, Taste Beijing,” by Hong Kong director Andrew Lau Wai-Keung

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