Li Ziwei speaks at the FIRST International Film Festival’s opening ceremony, in Xining, in Qinghai province, China.
Clarence Tsui
Opinion

Opinion

The Projector by Clarence Tsui

Chinese festival co-founder rips online critics who pan films on review websites

  • Negative comments posted online about movies shown at the FIRST International Film Festival anger its chief executive, who fears investors will be put off
  • Mainly young film-goers at event in remote Qinghai province show little patience for subtle and avant-garde films, preferring more accessible ones

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Li Ziwei speaks at the FIRST International Film Festival’s opening ceremony, in Xining, in Qinghai province, China.
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Clarence Tsui

Clarence Tsui

Clarence Tsui, a Hong Kong film critic and programmer, was the South China Morning Post’s Film Editor (2005-2012).