Chuan Lu, “The 6th generation director” (a group of directors who studied in Beijing Film Academy during mid-late 1980s, started their career at 1990s), is well known for his talents. His four films (The Last Supper, City of Life and Death/Nanjing! Nanjing!, Mountain Patrol, and The Missing Gun) earned him fame and debate. And now, his Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe will attend the 11th Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF). Chuan Lu will attend the opening ceremony, the Chinese US Co-Production Film Summit, and the screening of his film. On November 4th, director Chuan Lu will be at USC to answer questions of the audiences.
In 2002, he wrote and directed his first film, The Missing Gun. The film won the Ten Outstanding Chinese Film Script Award, and was selected the 59th Venice Film Festival. In 2004, Mountain Patrol, written and directed by Lu, won the best Asian Film awards for Hong Kong Film Award, Tokyo International Film Festival Jury Award, the best film for the Golden Horse Awards, and the best story award for the Golden Rooster Film Festival. In 2009, he wrote and directed City of Life and Death/Nanjing! Nanjing!, won the best film Golden Shell award for St Sebastian International Film Festival, best director for the Asia Pacific Film Festival, the best director award for Asian Film Awards, and other awards at international film festivals. His film, The Last Supper in 2012 turned out to be a courageous and subversive movie and quickly became a hot topic over social networks.
Based on the best-selling network novel “Ghost Blows Out the Light”, which has a huge reader base, the movie has reached a certain level of popularity before the in-theater release. Directed by Chuan Lu, “Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe” features movie stars including Mark Zhao, Chen Yao and Tiffany Tang.
Though it was an adaptation of the popular novel, “Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe” has its own created plots. With full imaginations, the adapted movie kept the original parts of adventure and exorcism, without mentioning too much about grave robbery. The combination of modern science and fantasy would certainly attract plenty of audiences
Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe will be screened At 7 pm. on November 4th in The Ray Stark Family Theatre at USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA 108). Director Chuan Lu will attend the screening and answer your questions. For more details please go to https://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=15298.
The annual CAFF is hosted by Edi Media Inc. and supported by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT), the Embassy of China in the U.S. A., The Consulate-General of P.R. China in Los Angeles, the Consulate-General of P.R. China in San Francisco, and American Film Institution. It has become a memorable party that unites Chinese and American film industry.
From November 1st to 30th, the 11th CAFF will hold a series of events such as the welcome dinner, the Chinese-American film industry summit, the opening ceremony, the award ceremony, and movie screening in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Besides the directors, actors and actresses, producers, and other experts from the film industry will participate, we eagerly welcome you to join us in this unimaginably great party!
Want more details about the 11th CAFF? Please visit our website at www.CAFilmFestival.org or www.CAFilmFestival.cn. Or call Edi Media Inc. at 626-856-3889.