Serier Report Number Two: “Forever” & “Shake the World” Stun Film Lovers

After the opening ceremony of The Third Shen Zhou Film Festival, the audience was captivated by it’s most recent film. In a scene from “Forever” the music was calm and penetrating while the bride wearing a white wedding dress was gently running from a distance through a winding path of snow in the month of June. It was very quiet in the assembly room. A simple story but vivid life details had the audience laughing at times. However, during the course of the story, they couldn’t help but to shed tears. After the film, there was a very big applause for that. Because of the limited seats in the theater, many watched the film by standing.

Director and actors meet with audiences
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“Forever” in Heart: The Third Shen Zhou International Film Festival

【Shen Zhou News, July 19th, 2009】 The Third Shen Zhou International Film Festival opened today in Tokyo, Japan. Among the seven films exhibited, “Forever”, as the newest tour de force of Shen Zhou, made its debut and deeply touched the audience. Public awareness of the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong was further raised by this movie.
Congressman of Tokyo, Tuwu Jingzhi, attended the festival and expressed his persistent concern about the persecution of Falun Gong in China. He said human rights have no boundaries, that voters should also judge a candidate also by his attitude to human rights and the status quo against human rights in the neighboring big state should not be ignored. read more

Shen Zhou International Film Festival in Japan –Forever premiers on July 18th

The Third Shen Zhou International Film Festival will take place on July 18th in Tokyo, opening with the premiere of “Forever”, produced by Shen Zhou Film Studio. The festival opener is a drama based closely on a recent historical event, which could read as a remaking of the Chinese tale of injustice and ultimate rectification known as “Snow in June” if not for the true-to-life content of the storyline. “Forever” is a contemporary love story set against a backdrop of the real-life conflict between the Chinese Communist Party’s mandatory control of the Chinese media and young people willing to sacrifice for a life that they feel is worth living for. It also directly addresses human rights issues in China that Mainland Chinese productions have been under extreme control regarding.The director has expressed that she hopes this movie encourages all young people just beginning to make their way in the complex society of China.

From 10am to 9pm on July 18th, the Shen Zhou Film Festival will feature eight films in addition to “Forever”, including special screenings of films by the host Studio and a selection of winners and honorable mentions from Shen Zhou Film Contest. It will be nine scenes totally.

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