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China makes its presence felt in Goa


Panaji: After Chinese goods taking over the Indian market, a Chinese film will open 40th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here Monday.

“Wheat”, directed by He Ping, is set in 260 BC when China was mired in a long and bloody war between the Qin and the Zhao dynasties.

Starring Fan Bingbing and Wang Jue, “Wheat” tells the story of women left behind after their husbands are sent to war. The film was produced for $6 million and was funded by He’s own Beijing Classic Culture, along with Polybona Films, and the state-backed Xi’an Film Studio.

Some of He’s well-known films include “Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker”, “Sun Valley” and “Warriors of Heaven and Earth”.

More than 300 films are expected to be screened during the 11-day festival.