Under the vibrant city lights of Shanghai, a moment frozen in time. On an overhead bridge, the lead characters of 'The Black Box' share a passionate kiss, their love story unfolding against the backdrop of a world in the grip of a pandemic. This poignant

A Kiss Above Shanghai: Love Defies Distance in ‘The Black Box

A jubilant moment as 'The Black Box' is announced as the Grand Prize Winner at the 8th Stage 32 Film Festival.

Triumph at Stage 32: ‘The Black Box’ Wins Grand Prize

The lead characters of 'The Black Box' sitting among hundreds of undelivered packages in the streets of Shanghai, China, a powerful scene depicting the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on their long-distance relationship.

A poignant moment in ‘The Black Box’: The lead characters amidst a sea of undelivered packages during the Covid-19 pandemic, symbolizing the challenges of their long-distance relationship.

Romantic drama ‘The Black Box’ shines in film festivals, winning the Grand Prize at Stage 32 and earning global acclaim for its unique bilingual narrative.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 3, 2023/EINPresswire.com/ — “The Black Box,” an award-winning bilingual romantic drama, has been making waves in the film festival circuit, garnering critical acclaim and top honors at prestigious events across the globe.

A Unique Bilingual Narrative Based on a True Story

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Olivier Hero Dressen and written by the talented Francesco Fioretto, this Belgium-China co-production has earned praise for its compelling storytelling, powerful performances, and unique bilingual narrative in both Chinese and French.

Based on a true story, the film explores a long-distance relationship during the COVID-19 pandemic between a Chinese woman and a Frenchman, making it a truly unique cinematic experience.

Award-Winning Cinematography

The artistic vision of award-winning Dutch cinematographer Kirtan Hummelen enhances the film’s visual storytelling. His exceptional work on “The Black Box” has been recognized with the Best Cinematography award at the IMDB Qualifier Festival in Scafa, Chile, further contributing to the film’s success and acclaim.

Captivating Performances by Lead Actors

At the film’s heart are the captivating performances by the lead actors, Xinwen Cui and Thibaut Royer.

– Xinwen, a Chinese actress and model, delivers a captivating portrayal of Sai. Her performance has been recognized with a nomination for Best Actress at the IMDB Qualifier Festival in Scafa, Chile.
– Thibaut, a French model turned actor, brings authenticity and depth to his character. Thibaut also serves as a producer on the film, showcasing his multifaceted talent and dedication to the world of filmmaking.

A Shining Star in the Global Spotlight

Fresh off its Grand Prize win at the 8th Stage 32 Film Festival, “The Black Box” continues to shine in the global spotlight. The film has also been invited to the esteemed HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles, where it is set to be screened on August 10th in a special event dedicated to the Winner of Stage 32.

Audience Acclaim

Audiences worldwide have been enthralled by the film’s emotional depth, heartfelt performances, and the dreamlike journey it takes them on. A plethora of glowing reviews attest to the film’s impact and the powerful connection it creates with viewers.

Meet the Creators

As “The Black Box” continues to garner international recognition and widespread acclaim, we are thrilled to announce that the film’s creators, including director Olivier Hero Dressen, will be present in Los Angeles from the 10th to the 24th of August. We invite industry professionals, fellow filmmakers, and film enthusiasts to connect with us during this exciting time.

Learn More

For more information about “The Black Box,” including its official trailer, cast, crew details, and behind-the-scenes insights, please visit the official Black Box Website.

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