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Chen Zhong -- Filming the Margin of Society


"No, I don't think so. As a matter of fact, you never know what Westerners will like," he answered quickly, "I made the movie because the story moves me and touches my heart. From my point of view, Chengdu is a unique city with a marvelous cultural background - a charming mixture of tradition and fashion. Strolling around the city, you will see numerous modern bars, restaurants, shopping malls and skyscrapers. Meanwhile you can still find various vendors, slums, shabby teahouses and China's unique traditional treatments such as ear cleaning, chairmassageand foot washing. They co-exist in such harmony, constituting a magnificent landscape of Chengdu. I really enjoy the unique atmosphere here - absolutely relaxing, rather peaceful and a bit lazy... Indeed, it is worthy of enjoying; unlike Beijing, where I was constantly under pressure. In Chengdu, I feel very cozy, and as a laid-back person, and it offers me great space for creativity. However, filmmaking is the lifetime career I chose for myself, so I will continue to focus on both the subtle and bold themes reflecting our culture in the margin."

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