Young director in epidemic situation: not idle, looking forward to re-screening literary and artistic films

Young director in epidemic situation: not idle, looking forward to re-screening literary and artistic films
The new Coronary Pneumonia epidemic in early 2020 hit the pause button for the domestic film and television industry, the cinema was closed, and the crew was shut down. This sudden disaster gave the filmmaker a heavy punch.However, many domestic filmmakers have not been overwhelmed by the epidemic. In this epidemic, many young directors recuperate while recuperating, and are ready to go.In the sauna, Yewang interviewed 6 young film directors Zhang Dalei, Wang Yichun, Zhou Ziyang, Peng Fei, Song Taijia and La Huajia. They all disrupted the work plan at the beginning of the new year because of the epidemic, but they adjusted their status to be active in a timely manner.Respond to the outbreak.They recharge themselves in the purpose of watching movies and in-depth reading. At the same time, they feel the glory of humanity in some warm news about the epidemic. While reflecting on some issues, they begin to dig and create appropriate news deeds.In the interview, they almost all believed that the cycle required for epidemic prevention and control is bound to continue into the future. The Chinese film market will have a huge impact. Although the film market in the second half of this year will be complicated and confusing, they said that the difficulties will eventually pass.Faced with a positive situation, in fact one of the young directors said, “We will become stronger after the epidemic.”From top to bottom: Zhang Dalei, Peng Fei, Wang Yichun, Zhou Ziyang, Song Taijia, La Huajia.Six young directors stop shooting and work continuously as young guards in the director group. These six directors have new works with different styles that were produced and tried during the epidemic: “August” director Zhang Dalei promises to kill in 2018The movie “Blue Train” will definitely be held this year; the director of “What’s in the Darkness” Wang Yichun just raised an investment in the new film “Kidnapped Hairy” a few years ago. During the epidemic, “Cloud Construction Team”, fixed time every day with Belgian photographersTalk about the shooting plan; Zhou Ziyang, the director of “Old Beast”, just killed the new work “Wuhai” at the end of last year. During the epidemic, he worked online to coordinate the work of the local staff to carry out post-work; the Tibetan director of “Allah Ginger” Mrs. Song added from the newsHe was inspired to create a new script, and said that after the epidemic, two film projects began to shoot, and immediately entered a state of tension; Tibetan director La Huajia of “Wangza’s Rain Boots” is also currently writing a new script at home, and it may start shooting this year;Peng Fei, the director of “The Taste of Rice Flower”, “The Seeing Nara” just finished at the end of last year, and is now communicating with the Chinese producer Jia Zhangke and the Japanese producer Naomi Kose through post-production video connections.[Zhang Dalei]Masterpiece: “August” (2016) Movies to be released: The new version of “Blue Train” is basically finalized. This year will definitely be a new film directed by Zhang Dalei after shooting “August” in 2016.The “Blue Train” was actually killed earlier than 2018.The film, starring Liang Jingdong and Hai Qing, tells about the fact that in the early 1990s, the labor reformer Ma Biao was released from prison and returned to his hometown on the border between China and Russia in the northeast.After the “Blue Train” was filmed, it has undergone numerous revisions and adjustments in the middle. The final version is basically a version that meets Zhang Dalei’s requirements for himself.However, because of the epidemic, there was no way to go to the computer room, and there was still a little work that could not be done later in the film.Zhang Dalei said that the original “Blue Train” was scheduled to be released in the first half of this year. Before the release, he wanted to participate in some domestic and foreign film festivals, but the plan was disrupted due to the epidemic. However, many film festivals have also been postponed.The opportunity to participate in the film exhibition first, and then consider the matter of the release, the first half of the year will not be released, the second half of the year, “Anyway, it will definitely be in this year, the time is too long, it will affect the following creation, after all, one thing has not been done,It’s always there, and I can’t devote myself to the following things.”The stills of” Blue Train “.Despite the impact of not finding the release of the previous work, during the epidemic, Zhang Dalei also wrote a new script, “This script is basically the idea that was born with” Blue Train “, and the characters are all related.Around “Blue Train”, I have (filming) four movies, all of which are people who are passionate about life and full of vitality, but very humble and easily forgotten, hoping to form a world that belongs to them.”Wang Yichun’s masterpiece:” What’s in the Darkness “(2015) Preparing the film:” Kidnapped Mao Huhu “During the epidemic, we used online consultation to discuss the shooting plan. In 2018, Wang Yichun’s second movie script” Kidnapped Maohu “”Hu” (also known as “Stranger’s Sugar”) won the Shanghai International Film Festival’s most valuable investment project, the story is different from the pure reality change, slightly absurd, so a nanny and the boyfriend just released from prison kidnapped the host’s child.At the end of 2019, the film had just raised investment funds. I thought about starting recruiting after the Chinese New Year. The filming started in March and April this year, but because of the epidemic, the whole can only be pushed back.Now “Kidnapping Mao Huhu” can only be planned piecemeal, Wang Yichun is a little worried. At present, the actor is not easy to decide, because the actor had not finished the film about the year before, and I don’t know when I can shoot.Pushing it backwards, it is even more uncertain what the future date will be for the kidnapping of Maohu.But for Wang Yichun, there were also unexpected gains. Some people said that the staff, especially the several large departments, had previously talked about schedules, but now they suddenly have a schedule.During this time, Wang Yichun’s daily work schedule sometimes changed two scripts, and then maintained communication with people in various departments.At present, the crew has appointed a Belgian photographer. He has just shot a new play “Snake” for the BBC and Netflix, which is now in the final stage.Wang Yichun and other photographers in Belgium used a live shooting program at a fixed time of about 5 pm every day.[Zhou Ziyang]Masterpiece: “Old Beast” (2017) Movies to be released: “Wuhai” Now most want to find a big screen to see the rough cut new film In December 2019, Zhou Ziyang just finished his new film “Wuhai”,Starring Huang Xuan and Yang Zishan, the story tells of Yang Hua ‘s ups and downs in his career, and the accumulation of contradictions between his wife and his wife. In order to allow him to successfully cross this difficult period, Yang Hua almost weaves out some bizarre eventsHowever, in the end, the plan was terminated, Yang Hua ‘s family conflicts were finally resolved, and he also had great insights and growth during this period.Director Zhou Ziyang and actors Huang Xuan and Yang Zishan were on the scene of the film “Wuhai”.At the end of last year, “Wuhai” was almost cut. The original plan for the film to follow up after the Spring Festival in 2020, including sound, doping, composition, etc., so this epidemic has not greatly affected the film ‘s follow-up work. Various departmentsThey all work at home, basically communicate online, and work every day.However, overall, the speed is indeed slightly slower than normal. After all, there is still no direct meeting and communication, “It is said that the sound, special effects, etc. can only be described a little bit by phone or voice, because the staff are scattered aroundWhen submitting tasks, submit them to them first, and then submit them to me, which will affect some efficiency, but the big progress still advances orderly. “At present, the first version of the follow-up progress of the movie is basically completed. Zhou Ziyang wants to find a big screen to put it through recently, and look at the details, such as special effects, whether it needs more refined processing to replace it. He wants to finalize it around May.Complete follow-up work.Because of the outbreak, there are currently a large number of films that will be released later. Zhou Ziyang has no clear idea about the release plan of “Wuhai” and may need to be readjusted.[Peng Fei]Masterpiece: “The Taste of Rice Flower” (2017) Movies to be released: “See You Nara” again. The production cost of communication is greatly increased.After that, editing began in early December.Affected by the epidemic, the work was stopped and cut. The editor returned to Taipei for the Chinese New Year. I wanted to return to the fifth day to continue cutting, but the outbreak suddenly broke out, and the work was switched to Internet connection.Around the fifteenth day of the first month, in order not to delay work, the younger editor flew to Beijing to continue editing the film, and then she worked, stayed inside, and never left the editing room.Peng Fei once posted a picture of his work at a desk in his circle of friends. The two were called masks and separated by a glass door, using two-way telephone communication.”She didn’t leave the community for the first time until today. It was really hard and very difficult.”Director Peng Fei and two producers Jia Zhangke and Kawase Naomi communicated the production of the movie” See You Nara Again “online.The producer of “See You Nara Again” is directed by Jia Zhangke and the Japanese director Naomi Kose. The epidemic also made it more difficult for director Peng Fei to communicate with the two producers.After everyone is well protected, connect to Japan to participate together, and also have another production colleague and translator in the United States.In addition to adjusting the time, Jifangtong video has to continue to test the picture, and finally there are images, and because the mobile phone and tablet are placed in different directions, one person is facing up and the other is facing down, “Everyone is like an IndianHe shook his head left and right to say hello, and adjusted back and forth like playing with the cube. It took a lot of time to keep his head uniform and upward.”Because the music of the film needs to be produced in Japan, the small animation in the film needs to be completed in Changchun. These are currently only available through network connections, and the work has been repeated too much, but Peng Fei said that everyone is still trying to present the bestWork hard.[Songtaiga]Masterpiece: “Allah Ginger” (2018) Movies to be released: “Ram and Gabe” There are still two projects in hand to promote the Songtaiga director’s original intention after the Spring Festival in 2020Back to Beijing, but after the outbreak, all plans were disrupted.The “Ram and Gabe” completed by director Song Taiga last year has no specific release plan, but the director said that it will definitely be available this year.Song Taijia said that he still has two film projects on hand, one is a 40-minute short film, and the other is a script that was written last year and does not have Tibetan elements. This drama was originally filmed after the Spring Festival in 2020.Delayed because of the epidemic, it can only be delayed.[Lahuaga]Masterpiece: “Wangza’s Rain Boots (2018) to be released:” Wangza’s Rain Boots “takes advantage of the” long holiday “new work to complete the first draft of the script Lauraga’s debut debut” Wangza’s Rain Boots “2018It has been completed for the year, and it was announced that it will be fixed on July 19, 2019, but it will be withdrawn afterwards. There is no news about the release date.After “Wangza’s Rain Boots”, Lahuaga had another story idea, just taking advantage of the long vacation during the epidemic, finished the first draft of the script, and thought of a better idea to change it.The possibility of the new film is currently inconvenient for the director to disclose.Regarding the shooting plan for the new film, Lahuaga said that he still has to look at the epidemic situation. If he can resume normal work before June, it may start shooting in August or September this year.Stills of “Wangza’s Rain Boots”.-A lot of “home-style office” gained through reading and watching movies outside of work, so that they have relatively more time to read and watch movies in large quantities, write new scripts, re-create the original intention, and re-read “Old Tower” to inspire themselvesIn addition, the director found a new direction for future inspiration in Liu Cixin’s science fiction works, “I really hope that one day I can make science fiction films.”Zhang Dalei: After rereading “Lao Tower’s” Engraving Time “, Zhang Dalei said that he had gained a lot. He read 5 books at home, and 3 of them were novels written by friends, but they have not been published yet, so it is not convenient to sayThe title of the book, originally planned to be published this spring, was delayed because of the epidemic, but the book is particularly good.Two other books were repeatedly read by Zhang Dalei, namely Russian director Tarkovsky’s “Engraving Time” and “Time in Time”. Although I have read it many times, every time Zhang Dalei will find itSome new things, “He can always wake me up with some questions.”In particular, “Time in Time” has a great influence on Zhang Dalei, “To see the entire creation of Lao Pagoda is actually some of the journey of his life while he was alive. I think his life and creation are one, and it will be specialMotivate yourself.”Recently, Zhang Dalei has seen more and more scattered movies. He has seen a short film by Kazakhstan director Dakhjan Omir Bayev. During this time, he has found all the director’s films.”ECG”, “Hei Zai”, “Kai Ha”, etc., have gained a lot.He especially liked Czech director Illi Manzo’s “Cartoon Summer”, and this time he read his “Snowdrop Festival”, “It’s great, it’s my harvest.”Wang Yichun: The main reason for watching the movie is to keep the movie at home. Wang Yichun did n’t see a movie that shocked her. It may also be because she watched the movie recently with purpose and utilitarianism. For example, sheWhen looking for an art for a new film, I went to see the art of this film. I didn’t look at it too much for the sake of interest. It wasn’t the pure appreciation and pure viewing.Zhou Ziyang: During the awards season, I saw too many interviews with director Zhou Ziyang. He had just returned to Beijing from his hometown of Ordos.Because he has two children, during this time in his hometown, in addition to dealing with work, he also has to bring children a little.He originally planned to take advantage of the long holiday to write the script of the third movie, a story of two families in the south, because he had written a draft before and wanted to change it again.Interrupted, there was no power consumption occupying a new creation, so the script was rarely written.”Because of the” home-style office “, Zhou Ziyang, who has more family time, can only take time to read books and movies.The most impressive book he has recently read is “Creating Japan” and Descartes’ basic philosophy book.He also watched some of the most popular movies in the awards season last year. Two of his favorites are the French movie “Portrait of a Burning Woman” and the Chinese Taiwanese movie “Sunshine”.Peng Fei: After reading Da Liu ‘s book, I also want to make science fiction films. “I see many creators saying that this period of self-isolation is actually a perfect period for script creation. I very much agree.You can quiet down to write or think about something, or think about nothing, and just let it go.”Peng Fei stayed at home during this time, reading books, playing games, cooking, and unexpectedly found that he was not bad at cooking.He also read Yu Hua’s “Brothers”, Liu Cixin’s “Spherical Lightning” and “Supernova Era”, re-reading “A Brief History of Time”, and was pushed to the top ten “Blood Epidemic-Ebo” by the kindle ranking because of the epidemic.The Story of Pull.He described Yu Hua’s “Brother”: “It’s too humorous and magical. The unique row-and-loop arrangement looks very enjoyable. The first half has laughter but not sadness. The second half is so magical that it doesn’t dare to laugh.(Because I’m afraid I didn’t pay attention to the author’s deep meaning) “Da Liu’s book gave the literary film director a sigh of” I really hope to have a science fiction film “.Song Taiga: During the time I saw the movies of Villeneuve and Haneke, Song Taiga read a lot of books, sometimes the original novel “The Story of Your Life” in the science fiction film “Advent”, and the movies I watched wereSome early works such as Dennis Villeneuve’s “Border Killer” and German director Michael Hanek’s “Love”.Stills of the film “Love”.-Regarding anti-epidemic movies, understanding human nature from warm news out of professional sensitivity, as observers in life and participants in film creation, they also have new insights into some warm news during the epidemic, and theseThe perception is likely to be transformed into their new works in the future.Zhang Dalei: I haven’t thought of a good angle for the time being. At the same time, Zhang Dalei is paying attention to the news of the daily epidemic. There is a news that makes him remember deeply.On the night of the Lantern Festival, a doctor on duty stood in front of the window of the department and looked at a particularly high building across from her. She told reporters that her house was only five minutes walk from here, and her window could be seen from the department window, butI can’t go back to see my daughter at such a short distance.It has been more than half a month since the Spring Festival and now I have not returned to the bus home, but the doctor spoke very calmly. Zhang Dalei said that this matter impressed him.”I may react slowly.Maybe in a few years, or even ten years, when I look back, there may be something I want to catch.Yes, after it became history “, Zhang Dalei said that he was not very good at grasping some of the current problems.” I still like to look back after it becomes old. Looking back at that taste, it may be clearer.In that case, the feeling of memory will be greater than the event itself. “Wang Yichun: Volunteer “Dalian” is particularly happy Wang Yichun saw a news some time ago, saying that a post-90s Dalian guy took the high-speed rail to Changsha, but got off the wrong car and went to Wuhan.I had to go to the hospital to be a volunteer and clean up every day. The doctors and patients in the hospital called him “Dalian”.Wang Yichun feels that this story has both joy and temperature, and he can shoot a film that is not so dark and warm and humorous.However, she is now thinking about the preparations for the new film, not thinking deeply about other creations, and when everyone thinks this is a good occurrence, is it already done by someone, it is difficult to make too muchGreat idea.”I can only wait until I finish” Abducting Mao Huhu “before I can calm down and go to the next creation.”Peng Fei: We will become stronger after the epidemic.” The epidemic shows a lot of human glory, and of course it also exposes many problems that need to be reflected.I think there are still many good transitions to create.After the epidemic, we will become stronger.”-Industry observation what they want to see after the theater reopens, and for the resumption of the theater in the future, they hope to see a literary film like” Marriage Story “released in the theater, or arrange a relaxed comedy film, because” comedy film willGive the market and audience confidence.”Zhang Dalei: I want to watch some author-type movies to resume work in the future. Zhang Dalei still hopes to see some author-type movies first.”He feels that if you are watching a movie, you do n’t need to go to the cinema. You can watch it anywhere. You know it ‘s done.But only by watching in the movie theater can you see things other than the plot and realize the information given to us outside the plot.I just want to see those author-type movies.Zhou Ziyang: I look forward to “Marriage Story” Zhou Ziyang hopes to see a film like “Marriage Story” after the theater is re-released, “It seems that the original plan was all released during this time, including some domestic Chinese New Year files, II’m also looking forward to it. Whether it is an excellent foreign work, or the original domestic release, if the movie is released, I will definitely watch it immediately.”Peng Fei: Comedy films will give the market and viewers confidence that they have experienced a sudden epidemic. Under the pressure of work, Peng Fei admitted that he currently wants to watch comedy films and relax videos in the theater after work, relaxAt a glance, a smile, also gives the market and the audience a little confidence.Song Taijia: I hope to see more literary and artistic films released. For the future theater resumption, Song Taijia still hopes to see more literary and artistic films released.However, he feels that after resuming work, he may not have time to watch the film because the workload may be particularly large.Sauna, Ye Wang Teng Chao Li Yan editor Huang Jialing school against Lu Qian