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‘Bear’ tops Shangai fest

Khosro Masoumi's pic wins Golden Goblet for best feature

SHANGHAI — Khosro Masoumi’s “The Bear” won the Golden Goblet for best feature at the Shanghai Film Festival on Sunday, the Iranian helmer’s second win after “Tradition of Killing Lovers” in 2004.

The jury, led by French helmer Jean-Jacques Annaud, gave the Golden Goblet for actor to Vladas Bagdonas for his performance in “The Conductor,” while Ursula Pruneda was named best actress for Mexican film, “The Dream of Lu.”

The best helmer award went to China’s Gao Qunshu for “Beijing Blues,” aka “The Detective Hunter Zhang.”

The awards ended the 15th edition of the nine-day fest in China’s biggest city. Over 300 domestic and foreign-produced films were screened at 33 cinemas.

Other jury members included thesps Heather Graham and Li Bingbing, producer Terence Chang and helmers Zhang Yang, Bela Tarr and Rakhshan Bani-Etemad.

Among local and foreign bizzers who showed up for the red-carpet closing ceremony at the Grand Theater were thesps Kara Hui, Xiao Shenyang, Cecilia Cheung, Zhang Liangying and South Korea’s Han Ga-in.


FILM: “The Bear”

DIRECTOR: Gao Qunshu, “Beijing Blues,” aka “The Detective Hunter Zhang”

ACTOR: Vladas Bagdonas, “The Conductor”

ACTRESS: Ursula Pruneda, “The Dream of Lu”

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