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Feng Xiaogang on China today and back in '1942'
Feng Xiaogang on China today and back in '1942'

It would be easy for Feng Xiaogang to rest on his laurels. After all, the Chinese film director has churned out a string of wildly popular comedies, made China's first Imax movie, "Aftershock," and is now in the Oscar hunt for the second time with the drama "Back to 1942," which received a limited release in the U.S. a year ago. A real-life story of war and famine that killed millions, it is the country's entry for 2014's best foreign film. ("Aftershock" was China's selection three years ago.) Feng's international profile took another leap forward in November when he left his handprints at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Yet...

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