Meryl Streep is fan of Chinese cinema

SHANGHAI: Meryl Streep says she’s a fan of Chinese cinema and wants more people to learn about the country’s films. “I love Chinese movies and don’t get enough of them in the United States, and that’s why people hold film festivals to make others aware of films in other countries,” said Streep, quoted in Monday’s Shanghai Daily newspaper. The American actress was in China on Sunday to present the Shanghai International Film Festival’s best film award to Iranian director Khosro Masumi for the prison drama ‘Tradition of Lover-Killing’. The festival’s Grand Jury Prize went to the Chinese movie ‘Jasmine Women’, co-starring Joan Chen and Zhang Ziyi. South Korea’s Lee Je-yong won the best director award for ‘Untold Scandal’, according to the festival’s web site. Sweden’s Andreas Wilson took home the best actor prize for his portrayal of a troubled teen in ‘Evil’, while China’s Gu Meihua won best actress for her role in the nostalgic family drama ‘Shanghai Story’.. — AP