Mr Lu Chuan talks about the experience he gained while producing Born in China


陸川先生分享製作《我們誕生在中國》所得的經驗

Date: 20 Sep 2017 (Wednesday)

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Renowned Mainland film director shares film production experience

著名內地導演分享電影創作歷程

Renowned Mainland film director Lu Chuan gave a sharing on the creative process of his wildlife film Born in China at a talk at HKBU jointly organised by School of Communication’s Academy of Film and Chinese Film Panorama on 19 September.
 
Born in China captures the intimate moments of three families of endangered animals—panda, golden monkey and snow leopard. The film follows them as they move across Southwest China according to certain seasons in order to survive in the spectacular yet brutal natural environment. 
 
Describing the genre of the film, Mr Lu Chuan stressed that, “This is not a documentary; it is a wildlife film featuring animals. We prepared a script in advance and we chose shots that are relevant to our story and put them together through laborious editing.”
 
Born in China is a co-production with Disneynature. Mr Lu said: “Efficient communication is the Disney team’s number one priority. To ensure that the production could be carried out smoothly, the director had the responsibility to explain to the entire team every single aspect related to the production and give detailed directions. I think this is something all filmmakers should bear in mind.” 
 
Known for creating films that deal with historical and social issues, Lu Chuan is one of the most talented and well-known young directors in China. His debut film, The Missing Gun, received critical acclaim at prestigious film festivals such as Cannes, Venice and Sundance. He rose to fame with his second feature Kekexili which won him numerous awards including Best Feature Film and Best Cinematography at the Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan. Another film he shot, City of Life and Death, was a great success and received the top Golden Shell prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

傳理學院電影學院與中國電影節於9月19日在浸大合辦講座,邀得內地著名導演陸川先生分享大自然生態故事片《我們誕生在中國》的創作歷程。
 
《我們誕生在中國》以三種瀕危動物熊貓、金絲猴和雪豹的家庭為主線,講述牠們在中國西北壯麗而極端的大自然下,隨著氣候而遷徙的故事。談及電影的類別,陸川先生表示:「這不是紀錄片,而是一部以動物為題材的生態電影。我們先創作了劇本,之後再將與故事相關的片段剪接成一部電影。」
 
該片是他與迪士尼聯合製作的,他說:「迪士尼團隊十分重視溝通,任何細節都要解釋清楚,導演有責任讓團隊瞭解拍攝的進度與方向,以確保拍攝順利進行,這一點是值得所有電影人學習的。」
 
陸川先生是內地優秀及知名的年輕導演,他執導的電影具歷史性及社會關懷。其處女作《尋槍》得到多個著名電影節的肯定,包括康城、威尼斯及辛丹斯;第二部作品《可可西里》亦備受矚目,獲得金馬獎最佳電影及最佳攝影等獎項。其後,另一部電影《南京!南京!》更是贏盡口碑,奪得了西班牙聖塞巴斯蒂安國際電影節的最高榮譽—最佳電影金貝殼獎。