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NBFF 2001
April 2, 2002
Schmaltz and heart strings from China
"My Daddy" is about how an street kid adopts a star soccer player and in so doing changes both of their lives as well as the lives of others.

An interesting film with a very simply told story, thus rags to riches given that the riches are life giving medical treatments. For the soccer player cum parent riches are human involvement. Overcoming scary illnesses and death confronting children included.

Shanghai Film Studio
Producer: Zhu Yongde
Director: Huang Shuqin
Screenwriter: Guo Lingling
Cinematographer: Pan Feng
Editor: Liu Jialin
Cast: David Wu, Wang Quan, Ma Ziaoqing

Quote: Director Huang Shuqin

Born in 1939, Huang Shuqin graduated from the Beijing Film Academy in 1964. The same year she entered the Shanghai Film Studio. Her main film works include: "Contemporaries," winner of best film award issued by Hunan Province; "Forever Young," best film award winner in the Former Soviet Union International Festival; "The Childhood Friends," winner of best film award issued by China Ministry of Culture; "Woman Human Demon," prize winner in Brazil, Paris, and American Film festivals; "A Soul Haunted by Painting," which won best box office awards in 1994; and "My Daddy," awarded the special prize in the Berlin Film Festival. Her TV series "Fortress Besieged" won China's "Flying Apsaras" and "Gold Eagles" television prizes for best director. She is now the director of the Association of China Film Artists and Vice-chairman of the Association of China Film Artists, Shanghai Branch.



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