Shanghai International Film Festival announced British director Mike Leigh as the first master in this year’s “Tribute To Masters” unit. The SIFF will show his 8 classic works including “Secrets & Lies”, “Vera Drake” and “Mr. Turner”.

“Like Fellini’s Rome or Ozu Yasujiro’s Tokyo, Mike Leigh’s London is truly distinguished.” The 80-year-old master used to carry a camera and record the changes in the streets and alleys of London over the past half a century. He won the Palme d’Or, Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival, and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Academy of Film Awards.


Bleak Moments  (1971)
The Short & Curlies (1988)
A Sense of History (1992)
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Career Girls (1997)
All or Nothing (2002)
Vera Drake (2004)
Mr. Turner (2014)

Here is the main line-up of this years festival:


All Ears – Director: Liu Jiayin (China)
Dust To Dust – Director: Jonathan Li (China)
Good Autumn, Mommy – Director: Chen Shizhong (China)
Joseph’s Son – Director: Haobam Paban Kumar (India)
Kindling – Director: Connor O’Hara (UK)
Mom, Is That You?! – Director: Yôji Yamada (Japan)
Muyeres – Director: Marta Lallana (Spain)
Nina – Director: Oksana Bychkova (Russia/Georgia)
The Annoyed – Director: Mehdi Fard Ghaderi (Iran)
The Chapel – Director: Dominique Deruddere (Belgium)
The First Day Of My Life – Director: Paolo Genovese (Italy)
Yoko – Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri (Japan)


1.5 Horsepower – Director: Rasool Kahani (Iran)
Cause Of Death: Unknown – Director: Ali Zarnegar (Iran)
Day Dreaming – Director: Wang Zichuan (China)
Gone With The Boat – Director: Chen Xiaoyu (China)
In Broad Daylight – Director: Lawrence Kan (Hong Kong, China)
Love, My Way – Director: Liu Bing (China)
May – Director: Luo Dong (China)
People Who Talk To Plushies Are Kind – Director: Yurina Kaneko (Japan)
Qash – Director: Aisultan Seit (Kazakhstan)
Sunday – Director: Shokir Kholikov (Uzbekistan)
The Signal – Director: Lee Phongsavanh (Laos)
Time Still Turns The Pages – Director: Nick Cheuk (Hong Kong, China)


Dolphin Boy – Director: Mohammad Kheirandish (Iran/Türkiye)
Four Souls Of Coyote – Director: Áron Gauder (Hungary)
Gonta: The Story Of The Two-Named Dog In The Fukushima Disaster – Director: Akio Nishizawa (Japan)
Master Zhong – Director: Wang Yuxi/Huang Shanchuan (China)
The Inseparables – Director: Jérémie Degruson (Belgium/France/Spain)


Anxious In Beirut – Director: Zakaria Jaber (Jordan/Lebanon/Qatar/Spain)
Leap Of Faith – Director: Yang Lina (China)
Moses’ Spies – Director: Itzik Lerner (Israel)
The Caravan – Director: Núria Clavero/Aitor Palacios (Spain/Mexico)
The Passion Of Mahmoud – Director: Davoud Abdolmaleki (Iran)