Chinese Cinema Celebrates Communism

Par2808728As part of the ongoing celebrations of 60 years of Communism and the birth of the People’s Republic of China. “The Great Cause of New China’s Foundation”, is the biggest movie to be shown during the festival.

“The Great Cause of New China’s Foundation” is an epic movie that takes place during the anti-Japanese war during World War I, and leads up to the victory of the Chinese  people and the formation of the PRC in 1949.

The movie is the biggest in Chinese cinema history as 150 of the well know Chinese stars are participating.

Stars like Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Ge You, Jiang Wen, Vicki Zhao, Hu Jun, Zhang Zi Yi, Chen Kai Ge, Chen Dao Ming, Liu Ye, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Zhang Guo Li, Feng Xiao Gang, and many more are taking part in the movie.

Veteran actor Tang Guoqiang plays “Mao Tse-tung” ( leader of the Communist Party of China) who fought against, “Chiang Kai-shek” played by veteran actor Zhang Guoli; during the Chinese Civil War.

Although most of the stars have small or guest parts in the movie, they have expressed to CCTV later that they are very proud of being part of such a big movie.

“The Great Cause of New China’s Foundation” comes as a series of other movies that were presented as a gift of the Chinese cinema industry to 60th anniversary of the republic.

Other movies like the spy film “The Message” and the animated film “The Magic Aster” are all being screened across the country until the 20th of October.

China has been staging for major celebrations to mark this anniversary and has succeeded in putting on a huge parade that featured tanks, soldiers parades and missiles launchers.

Later, they have put on a fireworks show that many said have surpassed that of the Olympic Games held in 2008 in Beijing.

300 Chinese actors and directors were all present during a huge street festival that was put on yesterday to publicize for their movies.

-By Mennatallah Fouad Youssef

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