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Beijing Film Festival tries for a higher profile
Beijing Film Festival tries for a higher profile

With the arrival of celebrities including Arnold Schwarzenegger and noted directors such as Darren Aronofsky and Luc Besson, the Beijing International Film Festival this week will strive to turn a struggling 5-year-old event into a serious stop on the global movie circuit. The Beijing festival has tried to establish a coherent and compelling identity in the shadow of the more-established Shanghai International Film Festival, which started in 1993. In June, the Shanghai event attracted an international bevy of producers, writers and directors, and the event showcased new domestic and foreign films including the mainland China premiere of "Transformers: Age of Extinction,"...

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