Frontpage words - February 22, 2010

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HK film best feature at Berlinale

by Elaine Yau

SCMP, page A1 February 22, 2010


1. Chinese films have stolen the limelight at the 60th Berlin Film Festival
- been the centre of attention -

...with entries from Hong Kong, Taiwan and the mainland scooping awards
- walking off with, winning -

2. a shoemaker from Guangzhou who scrapes a living with his family on the mean streets of Sham Shui Po
- earns just enough money to live -

3. Some ideas in the film were taken from an eponymous prose collection written by Law
- a text named after its hero.

An eponym is the name of a person, whether real or fictitious, after which a particular place, discovery, etc (here a collection of writing) is named.
Prose is the opposite of verse (used in poetry) -

4. the emotions... transcend time and national boundaries
- go beyond -

5. ... to support projects conducive to the long-term development of the local film industry
- that will lead -

6. ... said the award gave a tremendous fillip to the local movie industry
- big boost -

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