San Sebastian Film Festival
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, directed by Wayne Wang (The Joy Lucky Club, Chinese Box), won the Golden Shell For Best Film award in San Sebastian Film Festival. Henry O, the leading actor, also won the Best Actor Silver Shell award. The film is based on a story by Chinese author, Li Yiyun, whose debut novel, A Thousand of Years of Good Prayers, a compilation of short stories, had won her many international awards. The film tells the story of a retired scientist coming to visit his daughter in the States. He tries to comfort his daughter who is recently divorced but finds it’s difficult to communicate. Wayne Wang has directed two films from the same book. The other one, Princess of Nebraska, was also shown in the Festival.

Charlie Lam won Best Cinematography award for Hong Kong director Pang Ho-cheung’s Exodus. British director Conrad Clark’s debut Soul Carriage, which was shot in China, won the New Director award.

Source: Chinese Movie Database