“The Longest Night in Shanghai” Opens Students Film Festival in Shanghai

Chinese director Zhang Yibai’s latest romance movie "The Longest Night in Shanghai" will be the opening film in Shanghai at this year’s Beijing Student Film Festival.

A joint project between China and Japan, the movie tells the story of a female driver, played by Chinese actress Zhao Wei, and a Japanese stylist, played by Japanese heartthrob Masahiro Motoki, in Shanghai. The two characters break through the language barrier and succeed in communicating at the end.

Different from a traditional romance, this movie observes the relationship from a third party’s perspective.

Many English songs are used in the movie.

Now in its 14th year, the Bejing Student Film Festival has 35 Chinese movies on its competition list.

They will be shown between April 8 and 28 at Beijing Normal University and the China Film Archive.

The organizers have also selected 50 other Chinese movies to show at 100 colleges in eight cities across China, including Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu.

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