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Biopic of Confucius to screen during Spring Festival

2009-09-03 15:55 BJT

BEIJING, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- A film depicting the life of the ancient Chinese philosopher and educator Confucius is set to premiere during the Spring Festival in China and Southeast Asian countries.

Leading cast members, actor Chen Jianbin, actress Zhou Xun and actor Chow Yun-Fat (from L to R) turn up at a press meeting announcing the conclusion of the shooting of the film Confucius, in Beijing, Sept. 2, 2009. Chow Yun-fat casts as the ancient philosopher in the new film, which is set for premiere as of the forthcoming spring festival. (Xinhua/Ji Guoqiang)
Leading cast members, actor Chen Jianbin, actress
Zhou Xun and actor Chow Yun-Fat (from L to R) turn
up at a press meeting announcing the conclusion
of the shooting of the film Confucius, in Beijing,
Sept. 2, 2009. Chow Yun-fat casts as the ancient
philosopher in the new film, which is set for
premiere as of the forthcoming spring festival.
(Xinhua/Ji Guoqiang)

The biopic, "Confucius", featuring renowned actor Chow Yun-fat, has been jointly made by the China Film Group Corporation and Beijing Dadi Century Limited, which concluded shooting in Beijing Wednesday.

Chow said he had taken the role because in the film Confucius is portrayed as a man with much human interest.

Actor Chow Yun-Fat gesticulates while attending the press meeting announcing the conclusion of the shooting of the film Confucius, in Beijing, Sept. 2, 2009.(Xinhua/Ji Guoqiang)
Actor Chow Yun-Fat gesticulates while attending the
press meeting announcing the conclusion of the
shooting of the film Confucius, in Beijing, Sept. 2,
2009.(Xinhua/Ji Guoqiang)

The film focuses on the great philosopher's life experiences from 51 to 73.

Confucius (551 BC-479 BC), was born in the ancient Chinese state of Lu, today's Qufu City in Shandong Province. He was a great educator, philosopher, a renowned politician and the founding father of Confucianism.

Editor: Zhao Yanchen | Source: Xinhua