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Shanghai to honor Tsui Hark

Festival to offer Chinese premiere of Man of Steel.

Director Tsui Hark will be honored with an award for Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Film at the opening ceremony of the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival on June 15.

Festival organisers noted “that in the past 30 years Tsui Hark has constantly added new ideas, thoughts, styles and technologies to his films, injecting fresh vitality and constantly rewriting Chinese cinema history.”

His credits include Butterfly Murders, A Better Tomorow, A Chinese Ghost Story, Shanghai Blues, Green Snake, Seven Swords, The Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate and Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame.

He has two 3D projects on the go this year: Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon and Tracks In The Snowy Forest.

Past Shanghai honorees include Ang Lee, Zhang Yimou, John Woo, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-Fat, Maggie Cheung and Zhang Ziyi.

Welcoming Man of Steel

Separately, SIFF has confirmed that it will host the Chinese premiere of Man of Steel on June 19.

Henry Cavill and Zack Snyder will attend the premiere of the Warner Bros-Legendary Pictures project. It will be released in mainland China on June 20, marking the first Chinese release of a Hollywood blockbuster in the 2013 summer season.

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