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Last Updated: Saturday, 22 March 2008, 11:53 GMT
Tribute to Minghella in Shanghai
Anthony Minghella
Minghella won an Oscar for The English Patient 11 years ago

A retrospective of the work of the late director Anthony Minghella is to be screened at the Shanghai Film Festival.

The tribute will be paid because the Oscar-winner, who died in London on Tuesday, had been due to chair the jury at the nine-day event in June.

"This happened so suddenly," event spokeswoman Crystal Yu told the Associated Press. "We're in the process of looking for a replacement."

Minghella, who was 54, suffered a fatal haemorrhage after surgery for cancer.

Numerous tributes were paid to him by actors, directors, producers and writers.

The premiere of his final film in London became a "bitter-sweet" occasion when it went ahead as planned just hours after his death, author Alexander McCall Smith said.

Minghella had co-written the screenplay to McCall Smith's best-selling novel The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

That film is due to be shown in the UK as scheduled this Sunday, on BBC One.

The director received an Academy Award in 1997 for The English Patient and was acclaimed for a body of work which included Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr Ripley and Truly, Madly, Deeply.


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