|Some online accuses Zhang Ziyi of playing favorites with Mainland films
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|Jia Zhangke and Zhao Tao attend the BLIND DETECTIVE premiere
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The Mainland director Jia Zhangke directed A TOUCH OF SIN was the only Chinese film in competition at Cannes and is taking a lead so far. According to yesterday's Cannes Film Festival program, among the 20 films in competition, six that have already been screened received their grades. Mainland film A TOUCH OF SIN so far led with 3 stars (out of 4 stars), then French film THE PAST with 2.8 stars and Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON with 2.5 stars came in third.
A TOUCH OF SIN's leads Jiang Wu and Zhao Tao were very excited and hoped to maintain the favorite position until the end. Jia Zhangke was also very relaxed, in Cannes he even attended and supported his friends' film premieres; two nights ago he went to the BLIND DETECTIVE (MAN TAM) Premiere and exchanged experience with Johnnie To Kei Fung and Andy Lau Tak Wa.