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Cannes awards show global recognition for Asian cinema

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A clutch of awards at the Cannes Film Festival has given global prominence to what insiders say is a bold era in Asian filmmaking, where China is emerging as a creative power. 

Chinese director Jia Zhangke (L) kisses on May 26, 2013 his wife actress Zhao Tao during a photocall after he was awarded with the Best Screenplay award for the film "A Touch of Sin" at the 66th Cannes film festival in Cannes.

Directors from China, Japan, Singapore and Cambodia took to the stage at the Palais des Festivals where the world's most prestigious movie bash ended on Sunday.

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