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Chinese film classic found in Norway

A Chinese film classic, "Pan si dong", from 1927 presumed to be lost was recently discovered in the archives of the National Library of Norway. The Library made contact with the Chinese film archive, which is excited to finally receive a restored copy of one of the central films in their country's film history. Both, director and the star of the film were well-known at the time in China. It was produced by Shanghai Shadow Play. In 1927, "pan si dong" whose Norwegian title is "Edderkoppene" (The Spiders) was the first chinese film to be shown in Norwegian cinemas according to Maria Fosheim Lund, curator at the National Library.
 
On 13 October, "Edderkoppene" will be screened at Filmens Hus in Oslo during the film festival "Film fra Sør".
 
More information at thornews.no
or at the National Library's site nb.no