Original title: Returning to the original heart, the film “1921” was unveiled at the 24th Shanghai International Film Festival Source: CCTV News Client
The 24th Shanghai International Film Festival will hold the Golden Goblet Ceremony on the evening of June 11 and kick off the curtain. At that time, the film “1921”, which shows the starting point of the great journey of the Chinese Communist Party in the past century, will be unveiled at the Golden Jubilee Ceremony as the opening film of this Shanghai International Film Festival.
The film cuts in from the “cross-sectional” perspective of the times, focusing on stories that occurred around 1921, and reproduces the magnificent and pioneering historical moments a hundred years ago in a panoramic manner-from all corners of the country with an average age of only 28 years old young people, breaking the international and domestic darkness Following and obstructing the forces and overcoming numerous difficulties, they gathered in Shanghai to convene the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China, proclaiming the establishment of the Communist Party of China.
Ingenuity reproduces the hard and glorious journey
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, and Shanghai is the birthplace of the party and its original intention. “1921”, the ingenious production of hundreds of Chinese filmmakers, will be the first to meet with the audience at the Shanghai International Film Festival, which is of great significance.
Different from the previous breaking latest news structure of similar themes of film and television works, the film “1921” closely follows important historical time points, tells a panoramic story of the little-known story during the establishment of the Communist Party of China a hundred years ago, and records this period of hardship in a simple and simple way. And a glorious journey.
Through screen art, the film shows the great event of the founding of the Communist Party of China. By depicting the dedication spirit of the aspiring young people a hundred years ago, they did not fear sacrifice and saved themselves from the extinction. The history of the birth of the mission is inevitable. “1921” tells the story of the party history in a silent and touching way of moisturizing things.
A true and poetic restoration of Shanghai a hundred years ago
The story of “1921” mainly takes place in Shanghai. During the filming period, in order to truly reproduce history, the main creative team traveled thousands of miles around the world to dig out detailed historical materials, invited party history experts to participate in the whole process, and even restored the building complex on the original site of the party 1:1.
“1921” pursues movement and rhythm in the use of lenses, and uses a combination of realism and freehand expressive techniques. It not only truly restores the urban appearance of Shanghai in the 1920s, but also conveys a unique artistic beauty through heavy and poetic pictures.
Mentioning the original intention of creation, Huang Jianxin, the producer and director of the film, said: “The ancestors who appeared in our play really used their lives to pursue the truth and exchange for the future of more people. This is called greatness. Why did they create a political party? It took only 28 years to change China? That is why we wanted to make this scene. We wanted to explore the power of this belief that transcends life.”
There is light in the eyes and dreams in the heart
Portray the youth of the ancestors
“1921” focused on showing the style and appearance of the representatives of the “one big”. A hundred years ago, the young people, with their firm belief and passion, set a world-breaking feat in the age of dire straits. These “young” ancestors are also inspiring young people in the new era to think about “what kind of youth is most meaningful”, and inspiring young people in the new era to shoulder important tasks and move forward.
The film was played by a group of young actors as historical figures from 1921. The average age of the party founding representatives was only 28 years old. The choice of these young actors to perform the film was not only to restore the historical reality, but also to convey a young and high spirit. In the work, the crew strives to reproduce the major historical moments that broke ground a hundred years ago. Many actors read a large number of biographies and historical materials before entering the group. After in-depth understanding of the role, through continuous communication with the director, they strive to enter the state of character. Producer Ren Ning said that he often sees actors in front of the camera showing the sense of youth and youth that the director wants to pursue, “belief in his heart and light in his eyes”.
A hundred years of light and shadow, keep walking. On June 11, with the screening of the movie “1921”, the 24th Shanghai International Film Festival will also open the curtain of light and shadow.
(Edited by Huang Shixian)