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Beijing Film Festival Aims for Higher Profile

The fifth Beijing International Film Festival kicked off on Thursday with a new European chief adviser and a crop of heavyweight judges, who organizers hope will boost the event's profile. At the opening ceremony in the Chinese capital, action movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger, scheduled to make a speech, walked the red carpet and greeted fans to loud cheers. The week-long event received a boost earlier this year when organizers appointed Marco Mueller, who previously headed the...

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