Dying to Survive wins Best Asian Film Award At AACTA Awards 2018

2018-12-06 02:14:21 GMT2018-12-06 10:14:21(Beijing Time) Sina English
Wen Muye, director of the Chinese film "Dying to Survive", poses for photos on the red carpet of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) awarding ceremony in Sydney, Australia, on Dec. 5, 2018. The 8th awards ceremony of AACTA was held here on Wednesday.
 (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)  Wen Muye, director of the Chinese film "Dying to Survive", poses for photos on the red carpet of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) awarding ceremony in Sydney, Australia, on Dec. 5, 2018. The 8th awards ceremony of AACTA was held here on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)

Chinese film "Dying to Survive" took home Best Asian Film award on the 8th awards ceremony of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) in Sydney, Australia, on Dec. 5, 2018.

Dying to Survive is a black comedy based on the real-life story of a Chinese leukemia patient who smuggled cancer medicine from India for other Chinese cancer patients.

According to AACTA, it is the second highest-grossing film across the world on its opening weekend and the third highest-grossing film at the Chinese box office in 2018, and the first Chinese-language film in 16 years to score 9 out of 10 on the Douban rating site (China’s version of Rotten Tomatoes).

 

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