A retrospective of films by the late French director Jean-Pierre Melville was a feature of the Pingyao International Film Festival. Picture: Clarence Tsui

China’s newest film festival a hit in provincial Pingyao, with cinemas packed, young directors championed, John Woo mobbed

Filmmaker Jia Zhangke’s dream of launching festival in his home province of Shanxi comes true, with warm reception for cutting-edge Chinese directors, recent Cannes debutants and old hands like John Woo in Unesco heritage city

Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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A retrospective of films by the late French director Jean-Pierre Melville was a feature of the Pingyao International Film Festival. Picture: Clarence Tsui
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