The Chinese red carpet events whether awards or festivals continue to be more satortially interesting than the Korean counterparts. It’s not uniformly winning but there is diversity in color, style, cut, and trends that lighten up the visual enjoyment. There was so much uniqueness on display at last week’s 6th annual Beijing International Film Festival that I ended up liking many for shaking up the doldrums of formal dressing, even a jumpsuit ensemble that worked beautifully for the actress in question. This is a relative newcomer in the film festival circuit, and among Asian film festivals nowhere near the prestige and breadth of the long running famed Busan International Film Festival. But the more the merrier as film festivals highlight smaller works of art and seem like a fun forum for cross-cultural interactions.
Ethan Ruan and Co