Feng Xiaogang cements his fame in Hollywood

6 Nov – "Back to 1942" director Feng Xiaogang was recently honoured to immortalise his handprints at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

As reported on CRI website, the Chinese director left his handprints in cement during a special ceremony at the historical venue, becoming the first director from mainland China to do so.

According to Alwyn Hight Kushner, the president and chief operating officer of the theatre, "Feng's prints will be on display in the forecourt, although we haven't determined the exact location yet."

The honour came as part of the Beijing Film Panorama event, where Feng's films including "Back to 1942", "Assembly", "Aftershock" and "Cellphone" were screened over the past weekend.

Speaking to the media after the ceremony, Feng expressed, "This is a good thing and quite interesting too. It's like a reward for my hard work in making good films."

"By being accepted in this Hollywood family, I really feel that it's recognition of my work," the 55-year-old director added.

Feng also revealed his dream to spend more time in the country, adding that his daughter is currently studying at New York University's Tisch School and aims to become a film editor.

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