Shanghai’s int’l movie extravaganza opens with 500 films

18 June 2018

At the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival opened Saturday. 13 movies from 10 countries will be competing for the prestigious Golden Goblet Award. Guests unveiled "Animal World" as the festival's opening film. Around 500 films will be screened during the 10-day festival. The "Romance of the Western Chamber" is adapted from Shaoxing opera, while the "Jingyang Bell" is based on Kun opera. In addition, the festival will host a "Belt and Road Week" to boost cooperation among the participating countries.