HIIFF beach screenings launched in Sanya for free

Print english.sanya.gov.cn Updated: 2020-12-08

The Beach Screening section of the 3rd HIIFF is launched on Dadonghai Beach on Dec 7. [Photo by Sha Xiaofeng/hinews.cn]

Sanya residents and visitors enjoy movie screenings on the beach. [Photo by Li Xueshi/sanyarb.com.cn]

The Endless Summer, a sports documentary about surfing released in the 1960s, was screened at Dadonghai Beach in Sanya, Hainan province on the evening of Dec 7, marking the opening of the Beach Screening section of the 3rd Hainan Island International Film Festival (HIIFF).

The film screening attracted a large number of viewers, with some coming from Beijing, Shanghai, and other places of the country outside of Hainan.

The movie-watching experience of beach screenings fits well with the atmosphere of the film, making it a hit with viewers. "Watching a surfing-themed movie on the beach is really awesome!" said Huang Weiqi, who made a special trip with her friends from Beijing.

The Beach Screening section has become an iconic part of HIIFF due to its local characteristics. This year, the organizing committee has selected well-known classic art films from home and abroad, as well as the latest restored versions of the masters' classic works to screen them on the lawn of Rosewood Sanya Hotel and Dadonghai Beach to the public for free.

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