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The movie depicts the struggles of ordinary people in contemporary China told through four separate stories.
The 43-year-old Chinese director Jia Zhangke’s film was praised by festival jury chief Steven Spielberg as nothing less than “visionary”.
CRI reported that a New York-based distribution company, Kina Lorber, announced that they have acquired the rights to release the movie in the US.
The film was part-funded by a state-owned organisation, the Shanghai Film Group Corporation.
The 66th Cannes Film Festival ended on Sunday evening after 12 days of competition with French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche’s ‘La Vie d’Adele – Chapitre 1&2’ (‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’) taking the prestigious Palme d’Or.