Movie The Photographer details the influence of 'Reform and Opening Up'
A film still of 'The Photographer,' in which actor Liu Mu portrays the youngest generation of photographers in his family. The movie is scheduled to hit Chinese cinemas on Dec 12, 2018. [Photo:maoyan.com]
A movie called The Photographer portrays how ordinary people in Shenzhen have been working hard in their business pursuits over the past 40 years. It premiered in Beijing Tuesday afternoon.
The Photographer centers on a photographer's family, which runs a studio in Shenzhen, a city at the forefront of China's 'Reform and Opening Up' initiative.
Actor Liu Mu (刘牧) portrays the youngest photographer Cai Anguo in the family.
"In the film, my father is conservative and prudent. He's quite skillful in his area. However, I'm the opposite personality type and in his eyes, I'm idle and do no decent work. I like to run after fashion and frequently change my long hairstyles imitating those Hong Kong pop stars. In the film, I wore a total of five different wigs."
Eventually, Cai Anguo grows into an open-minded artist who finds success.
The film also shows how four million people from Hunan migrated to Shenzhen to live and work after the 'Reform and Opening Up' policy began.
The Photographer, a tribute to the 40th anniversary of China's 'Reform and Opening Up' policy, is due to hit theatres nationwide on December 12th.
The main cast of movie 'The Photographer' gathers at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing for a premiere ceremony on Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018. [Photo provided to China Plus]