Monday, December 27, 2010


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The China Film Studio's 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party film FOUNDING OF A PARTY after completing its Beijing shoot began its shoot in Hunan starting the 24th. On the morning of the 26th, Mao Zedong's 117th birthday, director Han Sanping led Huang Jianxin, Li Shaohong, Liu Ye, Liu Jing, Jiang Wen, Li Xuejian and others to the Mao Zedong Square in Shaoshan, Hunan to place a floral basket at the Mao Zedong statue. That dya they began screen tests in Shaoshan.

The film not only had Liu Ye and Chen Kun as Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, Jiang Wen, Zhou Xun, Tang Wei, Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho), Fan Bingbing and other stars announced the film. The initial estimate was over 200 stars in the film, the most in national film history. THE FOUNDING OF A PARTY described the history and figures from the 1911 Xinhai Revolution to the 1921 Chinese Communist Party founding. The story centered around the first Chinese Communist Party members like Mao Zedong, Li Dazhao, Chen Duxiu, Zhang Guotao, Zhou Enlai, and Cai Hesen and described in a history book manner their trailblazing spirit for the Chinese Revolution and New Democracy during the turbulent era.

The Hunan shoot mainly revolved around Mao Zedong's experience in his youth and school days. The upcoming Changsha shoot over 100 actors will participate, over 40 of whom will be top stars. The film still had 10 days before wrapping up. Currently all shoots have been basically
completed. As early as the first half of this year, Han Sanping, Huang Jianxin and one of the investors Li Xiang visited various locations for location scouting and research. Originally the Hunan scenes were planned to be completed in a Beijing set, but in order to bring the location where Mao Zedong lived back to life again they decided to move to Changsha.

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