Shanghai International Film Festival
Gong Li dazzles in the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival
The curtain has risen at the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival, where Piaget’s global ambassador, Gong Li, today became the first ever, female film star to serve as President of the Festival’s jury panel. Known as the Academy Awards of the East, the Shanghai International Film Festival enjoys a long-established reputation as the premiere gathering for distinguished filmmakers from China and abroad.
From left to right: Danish director and screenwriter Lone Scherfig, Chinese director LIU Jie, Piaget’s global ambassador and President of the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival jury panel GONG Li, Iranian actor and director Payman Maadi.
Her appointment as Jury President of the Golden Goblet Award marks another shared mile stone between Gong Li and Piaget, following the actress’ triumphant return from Cannes in May. With her continued achievements, she perfectly embodies the Piaget motto, “Always do better than necessary.” Piaget is proud to support Gong Li and to continue to champion creativity and craft through its ongoing sponsorship of leading cinematic events such as the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards.