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Chinese films applauded by Streep in Shanghai

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Stefan Rousseau, Associated Press

Meryl Streep says she's a fan of Chinese cinema and wants more people to learn about the country's films.

"I love Chinese movies and don't get enough of them in the United States, and that's why people hold film festivals to make others aware of films in other countries," said Streep, quoted in Monday's Shanghai Daily newspaper.

The American actress was in China on Sunday to present the Shanghai International Film Festival's best film award to Iranian director Khosro Masumi for the prison drama "Tradition of Lover-Killing."

The festival's Grand Jury Prize went to the Chinese movie "Jasmine Women."