The “28th China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival” was held from 19 to 23 November in Xiamen, Fujian province. The films Diago and Nobody Nose, directed by Macao writer Lio Chi Heng, were screened at the “Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Film Festival” session. A delegation of representatives from the Cultural Affairs Bureau and the local film industry attended the Festival in Xiamen on 20 November, during which they exchanged views with representatives of the film industry from all over the world and promoted Macao films.
The film Diago, adapted from the writer’s novel As Alucinações de Ao Ge, depicts the cultural identities and life choices of Macao’s unique Macanese community before the handover from the people’s perspective. The production was also a tribute to the 10th anniversary of the Macao’s handover to China.
The film Nobody Nose, a collaborative project between Macao and Mainland China, is adapted from the novels of three local writers: Cowardly by Tai Pi, Have a Change of Luck by Joe Tang and Broken Line by Eric Chau. The screenwriter integrated the three novels into a complete story of suspense, giving an account of an intricate case of financial fraud.
The “China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival” is a large-scale national cultural event featuring film award presentations, screenings of new Chinese and Western films, academic seminars, a film market, international cultural exchange and cultural and artistic performances. This annual event of the Chinese film industry is the oldest film awards event in China and one of the four major film festivals in the country.
Led by the Head of the Department for Promoting Cultural and Creative Industries of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Ho Hong Pan, the delegation also included the Assistant of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao S.A.R., Diao Peng; an actor of the film Nobody Nose, José Chan Rodrigues; the Secretary of the Macao Media Advancement Association, Chan Pui Nan; the Director-General of the Macau Film and Television Culture and Creative Association, Zhang Yu; and the Director-General of the Macau China Nation Cultural Innovation Association, Ding Xiao, among others.