08-31-2008 12:13

From the small screen to the big screen and renowned Chinese director Jia Zhangke's latest film "Heshang de aiquing" or 'Cry Me a River' is making a splash at the Venice Film Festival. Jia and the cast gathered on the red carpet on Friday for the premiere of this short film.

From the small screen to the big screen and renowned Chinese director Jia Zhangke's latest film 
From the small screen to the big screen and renowned Chinese
director Jia Zhangke's latest film "Heshang de aiquing" or '
Cry Me a River' is making a splash at the Venice Film Festival.

Cry Me a River looks at the generation of the 1970s. Ten years after graduation, four college classmates played by Guo Xiaodong and Zhao Tao, Wang Hongwei and Hao Lei decide to meet up again. They are all old lovers.

Jia Zhangke, Director of "Cry Me a River", said, "Yes it is true. I have here a great Chinese tradition and among my favorite movies is 'Spring in the Small City'. The movie was shot in a small eastern town in China which is somewhat like Venice east. The movie focuses on love scenes, walks on the river, on boats, and I tried to recreate this atmosphere 60 or 70 years after the movie you have mentioned was screened and a lot of things have changed. We are now subject to different types of pressures.'

"Cry Me A River" is one of the films being presented outside the competition at the Venice Film Festival.