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Chinese Film Festival in Iceland
2012-11-09

A Chinese Film Festival was held during November 2--8 in Reykjavik.

Ambassador Su Ge hosted reception for the opening of the film festival. Attending the reception were Speaker of Althingi, Mme. Jóhannesdóttir and husband, Permanent Secretary of State, Mr. Gunnarsson and wife, Chairman of Chinese Icelandic Cultural Society, Mr. Helgason and wife, and representatives from diplomatic missions, and guests from all walks of life.

The Flowers of War, directed by Zhang Yimou, was shown at the opening ceremony. The film was about an episode during the Second World War. Ambassador Su commented that "only by not forgetting the atrocities of war, can we better appreciate the beauty of peace".  The film was well received by the Icelandic audience.

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