Chinese film "Saturday Fiction" premieres in Venice

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Added On September 6, 2019

Running in the main selection of the festival -- and starring renowned Chinese actress Gong Li -- the movie is set in Shanghai during the Japanese occupation in 1941.
 
It tells of the character played by Gong Li, known as Jean Yu, an iconic actress returning to Shanghai officially to take part in the play Saturday Fiction, under the direction of her former lover.
 
History and drama permeates the whole movie, with Gong Li playing a woman that proves strong, skilled in the most varied of tasks, courageous, and yet filled with love.
 
This is the fourth time Gong Li is at the Venice Film Festival, where she was awarded the Coppa Volpi prize for Best Actress in 1992, in Golden Lion-winning "The Story of Qiu Ju", directed by acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou.
 
"Saturday Fiction" is competing for the Golden Lion along with 20 other films at the 76th Venice Film Festival, which is running at the Lido of the lagoon city until September 7th.
 
"Saturday Fiction" is set to be released in China on December 7th, 2019.