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Epic film celebrates northern transformation

Updated: 2024-05-16 16:04 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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People watch clips of the film The Snowscape of Saibeiat a promotional event in Beijing on Wednesday.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Film professionals and crew members converged in Beijing for a news conference unveiling the highly anticipated film The Snowscape of Saibei, which delves into the remarkable evolution of the Saibei region in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, from a barren desert to a flourishing oasis.

Saibei, signifying the northern expanse beyond the Great Wall, serves as the focal point of the narrative, chronicling the tireless endeavors of multiple generations of Saibei pioneers who valiantly toiled for the advancement of their homeland.

Chairman Zhang Pimin of the China Film Foundation expressed his elation at the filmmakers' dedication to immersive field research, capturing the profound love of the local populace for their land and embracing the region's authentic customs. Through a fresh lens, the creative team skillfully interwove realism, forging a narrative tapestry that intertwines nature, humanity, and culture, resonating with contemporary themes and fostering a deep connection with audiences.

Described as a cinematic masterpiece blending ideological depth with artistic brilliance, the film encapsulates both historical and modern relevance, imbued with potent realism and poignant significance for the present era, as emphasized by Zhang.


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