In a statement released today, the Berlin International Film Festival announced that due to technical difficulties encountered during post-production, Yi miao zhong (One Second) by Zhang Yimou unfortunately will not be presented on February 15 in the scope of the Competition section of the Berlinale. The competition will thus feature a total of 16 films vying for the coveted Bear awards.
The festival will instead show another film chosen from Zhang Yimou’s previous body of work at the Berlinale Palast on February 15.
Update: The film Ying xiong (Hero) by Zhang Yimou will be shown instead of Yi miao zhong (One Second)
The Berlin International Film Festival will be celebrating its 70th anniversary edition next year. The festival will take place from February 20 to March 1, 2020.