Beijing Film Festival tries for a higher profile

April 15, 2015 3:47 PM

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With the arrival of celebrities including Arnold Schwarzenegger and noted directors such as Darren Aronofsky and Luc Besson, the Beijing International Film Festival this week will strive to turn a struggling 5-year-old event into a serious stop on the global movie circuit.

The Beijing festival has tried to establish a coherent and compelling identity in the shadow of the more-established Shanghai International Film Festival, which started in 1993.

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