Three Chinese films to compete for Golden Lion1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
While no Chinese film has been entered in the competition section of the Cannes International Film Festival this summer, there will be three competitors for the Golden Lion.
Hong Kong director Johnnie To’s new work Life Without Principle has been added to the lineup of the 68th Venice International Film Festival, officials revealed recently.
The heist flick tells of how a financial analyst, a thug and a cop, who share a desperate need for money, are linked when a bag of stolen money worth $5 million appears.
“This is a turbulent world, and in order to survive people have no choice but to play the game,” To says about the film in a statement released by the festival organizers. “No matter how hard you try to follow the rules, sooner or later, a part of you will be lost.”
This is the third time the 56-year-old will see his work competing in the festival. However, neither of his other two films, Exiled and The Mad Detective, picked up an award.