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AFI Fest to Close with "Curse of the Golden Flower"

By Indiewire | Indiewire October 12, 2006 at 1:16AM

The world premiere of Zhang Yimou's "Curse of the Golden Flower" will close the 2006 edition of AFI Fest, the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival, organizers announced today. The film, starring Chow Yun Fat, Gong Li and Jay Chou, is a Sony Pictures Classics release and will end the festival on November 12, 2006. It is China's official selection for the Oscar's Best Foreign Film category. Organizers also announced the International Competition jurors for the festival, which will include film critic John Anderson, actor/director/writer Vondie Curtis Hall, actress Lisa Gay Hamilton, actress Daryl Hannah, actress Christine Lahti, distribution executive Susan Petersen, writer/director Don Roos, filmmaker Wash Westmoreland, and actor Wilmer Valderrama.
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The world premiere of Zhang Yimou's "Curse of the Golden Flower" will close the 2006 edition of AFI Fest, the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival, organizers announced today. The film, starring Chow Yun Fat, Gong Li and Jay Chou, is a Sony Pictures Classics release and will end the festival on November 12, 2006. It is China's official selection for the Oscar's Best Foreign Film category. Organizers also announced the International Competition jurors for the festival, which will include film critic John Anderson, actor/director/writer Vondie Curtis Hall, actress Lisa Gay Hamilton, actress Daryl Hannah, actress Christine Lahti, distribution executive Susan Petersen, writer/director Don Roos, filmmaker Wash Westmoreland, and actor Wilmer Valderrama.