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Acclaimed children's film set to premiere nationwide

Updated: 2024-07-05 16:03 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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A scene in Chocolate and Butter Sculpture. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The acclaimed children's film Chocolate and Butter Sculpture, which has garnered multiple awards internationally, is scheduled for release at the Nationwide Alliance of Arthouse Cinemas, the country's premier cinema chain dedicated to showcasing art films, on July 9.

The movie follows the journey of two 12-year-old boys from diverse backgrounds who cross paths while traveling alone across the plateaus of western China. Together, they assist each other in completing their individual quests.

Chocolate and Butter Sculpture has been honored with numerous awards at various international film festivals, including the 39th Chicago International Children's Film Festival and SCHLiNGEL, an esteemed international film festival for children and young audiences in Germany.

Award-winning film Chocolate and Butter Sculpture held a premiere in Beijing on July 4. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

At a premiere in Beijing on Thursday, director Chen Yingxin revealed that the film's script was inspired by a two-month journey through Sichuan and Qinghai in 2010.

After graduating from the Beijing Film Academy, Chen faced uncertainty due to a lack of immediate job prospects. However, the clear blue skies and starry nights she experienced during her travels significantly lifted her spirits, offering not just solace but also sparking the genesis of her directorial debut, as shared by Chen.

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