Two SZ-made films win Huabiao Film Awards

Writer:   |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: SD-China Daily  |  Updated: 2023-05-25

Two films involving Shenzhen Media Group in the production, “A Man of the People” and “Nice View,” won the Excellent Feature Film Award of the 19th Huabiao Film Awards along with eight other films including “The Battle at Lake Changjin.”

“A Man of the People” portrays Deng Xiaoping’s life and work in Jiangxi Province from 1969 to 1973 during which he remained firm and optimistic, and never changed his original aspiration. Setting in Shenzhen, “Nice View” centers on the hard but heartwarming lives of 20-year-old Jing Hao and his younger sister.

The Huabiao Film Awards, one of China’s most prestigious film competitions, announced the winners for its 18th and 19th editions Tuesday night. The 18th and 19th awards ceremonies were postponed due to the pandemic, so it was decided to have them together in one belated ceremony.

(From L) Dante Lam, Zhang Zifeng, Liu Ye, Ren Suxi and Zhang Yi, winners of the 18th and 19th Huabiao Film Awards, pose for photos at the award ceremony Tuesday in Beijing. China News Service

“My People, My Country,” a 2019 anthology movie celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, was one of the biggest winners in the 18th edition, taking home four awards, including the excellent feature, excellent actor and excellent actress awards.

Reflecting the industry’s recognition to highlight the collaborative effort of Chinese filmmakers, “My People, My Country” and other nine movies, including “The Climbers” and “The Captain,” won the Excellent Feature Film Award of the 18th edition.

The excellent actor award for the 18th and 19 editions went respectively to Zhang Yi for “My People, My Country” and Liu Ye for “Island Keeper.” The excellent actress award for the 18th and 19 editions were won by Ren Suxi for “My People, My Country” and Zhang Zifeng for “Sister,” respectively.

Shenzhen Opera and Dance Theater staged a five-minute special version of its dance drama “Wing Chun,” making a big splash at the award ceremony in Beijing. The show combines an elegant dance with Wing Chun, a traditional Chinese martial art. Since March, the dance show has been staged around the country.