SIFF WORLD EXPRESS | Two Chinese Films Awarded at Dublin International Film Festival
On March 8, the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF) 2020 concluded in Dublin, Ireland. Recommended by the SIFF WORLD EXPRESS of the Shanghai International Film Festival, several Chinese films were screened at DIFF, among which SEND ME TO THE CLOUDS garnered Best Screenplay of the Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards and IF YOU ARE HAPPY won a Jury Prize.
Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2020
The SIFF WORLD EXPRESS program recommended five films to this year’s DIFF. They are SEND ME TO THE CLOUDS, IF YOU ARE HAPPY, SPRING TIDE, THE SOUND OF DALI, and the 4K restoration of FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI, which were so popular with the audience that tickets to their premiere at the 22nd SIFF 2019 were hard to come by.
Posters of IF YOU ARE HAPPY and SEND ME TO THE CLOUDS
During the DIFF, the screenings of the five Chinese films attracted a large number of local audience and filmmakers. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the crew and cast could not make it to Dublin for the screenings, but some directors and actors of the films recorded videos to greet the audience and share their stories in making the films.