4K-Version of classic film marks PRC founding anniversary
A scene of the 4K-version of "The Birth of New China" shows Chairman Mao Zedong (2nd from left) talking to Artem Ivanovich Mikoyan, a famous aircraft designer from the former Soviet Union. [Photo provided to China Plus]
The 4K version of "The Birth of New China," screened as the Chinese entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 62nd Academy Awards, will hit Chinese cinemas on Friday (Oct. 18).
The new version includes both the 1989 film and 72 scenes from other historical documentaries. More than 1,000 shots have been recovered.
Directed by Li Qiankuan, the film was made to mark the 40th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China.
The 1989 movie has a current score of 7.2 out of 10 points on Chinese film rating site Douban.
A poster for the new 4K-version of "The Birth of New China" is seen. The improved film will be re-released in Chinese cinemas on Oct. 18, 2019. [Photo provided to China Plus]