Editor's note: Culture becomes colorful because of communication, and civilization is enriched by mutual reference. To promote Chinese culture to go out and speak good Chinese stories, it is necessary to strengthen cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries, and promote the construction of communication capacity.
The report of the 19th National Congress of CPCput forward that to meet the new expectations of the people's better life, we must provide rich spiritual food. What kind of film and television works can be regarded as a good spiritual food? Recently, the Zhejiang film "The Chinese Widow"praised by both at home and abroad. The film carries Zhejiang gene out of the country and becomes a reference sample for the film industry to explore the new model of "China Story International narration".
Recently, Zhejiang movieThe Chinese Widowgot success. In the Film Festival in Romania’s capitalBucharest , the The Chinese Widow attracted the audience, a lot of people look after with tears; in foreign website IMDB, The Chinese Widow obtain a high score of 8.2.
The Chinese Widowis an ingenuity film with elaborate. The film tells about the story of a Chinese rural woman whowith the villagers rescued the American pilot in the World War II together. It showing a true, three-dimensional and comprehensive World War II event, which made the global audience see that the Chinese story could touch the hearts of the people. The film was jointly produced by Zhejiang Tian Peng media company and Chunan Qiandao Lake Tourism Group Cultural Communication Co., ltd..
"Popcorn entertainment products can only provide a moment relief for the audience, it will never become an art boutique with vitality. In order to flourish literary creation, we must adhere to the unity of profound thought, exquisite art and excellent workmanship, and strengthen the creation of realistic themes."Sunpeng, the chief producer of The Chinese Widow , who has involved in the film industry for many years.
Time goes back to 6 years ago. In a casual conversation, Sunpeng learned about a story that happened in Zhejiang during World War II: 15 American bombers landed in Zhejiang after the bombing of Tokyo, Japan because of lacking of fuel. Local military and civilian successfully rescued 56 American pilots, but many people were attacked in the subsequent Japanese retaliation, unfortunately sacrifice.
During the excavation of historical facts time and time again, Sunpeng was deeply moved by the simplicity of human nature in the war. She wanted to take this story and make this story of human brilliance become an artistic image, forever engraved in people's memory. After several rounds, she contacted Danish director Billy August.
August has won the two Palme d'Or award, a Oscar award and a golden globe. In the big background, depict common people with meanders, is his best.
But when August saw the outline of the story, he did not immediately reply to Sun peng, but said, "you wait for me."". Sun Peng's heart is a bit perturbed: there is no huge investment, no middleman referrals, August has always been picky about the subject, will be interested in this Chinese story? Unexpectedly, on the second day, Sun peng received August's overseas mail, "sorry to be late. After serious consideration, I like this story. I would like to take pictures in China......"
In order to The Chinese Widow, August even refusedother crew telephone solicitation. In his opinion, compared to commercial blockbusters, the theme of The China Widow can deliver "human nature": "Although we have different culture, a different lifestyle, but love in human nature is the same, this is the movie to express."
Dig history and walk into the masses
The filming process is not easy. During 6 years, August flew hundreds of thousands of kilometers, more than 20 times to and from in china. The information of the archives and libraries was not enough, so he went to the foreign book store to buy books. Finally, he found a book in a bookstore and recorded the history of that year in detail.
In order to search for the witness reduction of facts, and find the most appropriate viewfinder shooting team,travel over land and water and traveled more than 100 thousand km , Lishui, Quzhou, Ningbo and more places; they set up in the mountains villagers housing, not into the car in the village under the condition that the baskets of artificial earth is the original soil road......
August believes that movies should be natural and true. There are many rainy days in the film, which are taken by the shooting team“Waiting”without any rainfall equipment. Because of the real rain brought light, vision and sense of dense fog, rainfall is not up to the equipment. In the shooting team under the lens, such as ink picture of the general villages in the south of the Yangtze River, and this kind of romantic and contrast with the brutality of war.
The belief in a good piece of work supports everyone in the team. In order to make the camera more realistic, the photographer abandoned the camera track, carried the heavy camera on his body, and ran along the muddy mountain road with the actors. August is wearing a raincoat, holding the surveillance lens, all the way back in the back, always see whether each shot is in place.
There's no substitute for the whole movie. In the movie, there are a few seconds of the shot, requires playing American TigersFlying Emil Huskeyfellfrom the 6 meter high tree, so Heskey really fell down 3 times.
"August came to China to help us build a world-class team." According to Sun peng, the original soundtrack was created by German musician Annette Fox and invited two orchestras from the German Philharmonic Orchestra and the Poland Philharmonic orchestra. During the filming, August brokered the famous photographer's palm mirror, and the photographer also provided a set of antique grade photographic equipment gratis. All the people pay for nothing, just to make a quality movie.
Global promotion feels great love
In May 19, 2017,The Chinese Widowlanded in the cinema in Copenhagen, Danish. All seats are occupied. reflected after the applause, prolonged for a long time.
The Chinese Widowlit up Copenhagen, not only touched the hearts of countless European men, crying also cost a lot of tears of European women.""This is the first film I've ever seen in Denmark in the last twenty years, which has won everyone's praise"...... Sun peng still excited when recalled the audience's praise.
After Denmark, RomaniaBucharest International Film Festival jury president, the twentieth Shanghai International Film Festival jury president, the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or award and best director winner Christian Mongi issued an invitation to The Chinese Widow referencing in October 13th to 22 at the Bucharest Film Festival, and praised it as a "let the world feel love movies. The Chinese Widowis the film history as the only department did not take part in the European Film Festival Competition, but won the qualification of film screenings, and only by Film Festival President Mongi invited and hosted the film screenings.
In addition, President of the famous European film academy to call Sun peng, want to take into the film materials; overseas issuers are willing to take the initiative to find a home, put The Chinese Widowto global marketing, but also specially equipped with Chinese translation, Chinese signed a contract, which is rare in the history of domestic films.
"ShootingThe Chinese Widow is to let people remember history, cherish peace." Under the impetus of Sun peng, a public cause extends love. Every movie ticket sold, one dollar will be the funding ofthe offspring of the rescue action, the victims of World War II, and Wang Xuanandthe team of the plaintiff of the lawsuit group of the bacteriological warfare victims, .
More and more foreign audiences, understanding Chinese through The Chinese Widow. It was treated in a foreign country because it tells a vivid Chinese story. This story, which has been practiced on Zhejiang's native soil with blood and wisdom, tells the world from the perspective of foreign people, and adds new ideas to "Zhejiang culture going to overseas".
来源： 浙江在线 | 作者：：董小易 严粒粒 翻译：张旭 编辑：王思杨 | 编辑： 王思杨
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