Government takeover of independent Chinese film festival fuels fears of loss of autonomy

//Government takeover of independent Chinese film festival fuels fears of loss of autonomy

Government takeover of independent Chinese film festival fuels fears of loss of autonomy

The news that the operation of a renowned independently-run film festival in China will be taken over by the government has sent shock waves through the film community on the mainland. Filmmakers and academics are worried it might affect the nurturing of film talents and damage its appeal to the audience.Celebrated Chinese film director Jia Zhangke made the sudden announcement at a press conference on Sunday during the annual Pingyao International Film Festival, which he co-founded four years…

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