Chinese actress Gong Li arrives for the opening ceremony of the Cannes film festival. Photo: AFP

‘Of course this is about money’: actress Gong Li irked by lack of Chinese films at Cannes

Star of Zhang Yimou films such as Raise the Red Lantern says films can nourish the soul, not just entertain, and puts lack of Chinese representation at film festival down to overemphasis on box office

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Chinese actress Gong Li arrives for the opening ceremony of the Cannes film festival. Photo: AFP
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