Danish auteur Bille August’s new film, The Chinese Widow, is set to premiere in competition at the upcoming Shanghai International Film Festival.
The Chinese Widow is a Chinese history drama about a World War II American Air Force pilot who emergency lands in China’s Zhejiang Province after a bombing run on Tokyo. he is rescued by a young Chinese widow and a love story ensues.
The film stars American actor Emile Hirsch and Chinese actress Yifei Liu. It is produced by the Chinese production company Zhejiang Roc Pictures. August is a two-time Palme d’Or winner and recently served as the jury chair at the Beijing International Film Festival.
It is not known when the film will have a general release.