FILM FORUM 2011 : CHINA-AUSTRIA COPRODUCTION 中奥电影合拍

Intercutural Film Forum Prelude: Co-production Workshop and On the Other Side of the Bridge Film Screening

Intercutural Film Forum Prelude: Co-production Workshop and On the Other Side of the Bridge Film Screening

 

《芬妮的微笑》On the other side of the bridge

Film Review Summary

A young Austrian woman follows her heart to China just prior to the Cultural Revolution in this romantic drama from director Hu Mei. Young Fanny Ebner’s (Nina Proll) life is changed forever when she meets Chinese policeman Ma Yunlong (Wang Zhiwen), who is in Vienna for training with the city’s police force. Yunlong and Fanny embark on a whirlwind romance that eventually prompts the young woman to return to China with her new love — against the wishes of her parents, family, and friends. After arriving at their new home in China, the couple marries in a traditional Chinese service and they manage to enjoy a brief honeymoon-like bliss before China’s cultural upheaval begins. Since Yunlong’s allegiances were with the Chinese Nationalists and not the newly empowered Communists, the newlyweds are forced to go into hiding — which proves to be in vain as the former policeman is apprehended shortly thereafter and sent to a prison camp. This development leaves Fanny isolated from all of her friends and family, as well as engaged in a struggle to survive in a land totally foreign to her.

Austrian Producer Ursula Wolte, Film Scholar Isabel Wolte, and Joanne Cheng

Austrian Producer Ursula Wolte, Film Scholar Isabel Wolte, and Joanne Cheng

Joanne Cheng interviews Ursula Wolte and Isabel Wolte after the forum

Joanne Cheng interviews Ursula Wolte and Isabel Wolte after the forum

 

 电影概述

《芬妮的微笑》讲述了一个奥地利少女与一个中国青年从相识、相爱并远渡重洋到中国 生活了60年的传奇爱情故事。展示并演绎了中国数十年的社会变迁、历史变迁、文化变迁。深刻表现了人类之爱是化解人类种族之间、东西方文化之间一切障碍的终极力量。

编剧王浙滨历时四年,数易其稿,终于在中国与奥地利建交30周年之际,推出此剧本。影片创作班子阵容强大,导演是曾执导过《雍正王朝》《忠诚》等多部优秀电视剧的胡玫,摄影吕乐,作曲叶小钢,制片人王浙滨、林兆良。女主角芬妮由奥地利当红女星尼娜担纲。她1999年因影片《北部边缘》获第56届威尼斯电影节最佳新人女演员奖。男主角马云龙由中国演员王志文担纲。

Studio interview set

Joanne Cheng, CAC staff, guest speakers and the audience

Joanne Cheng, CAC staff, guest speakers and the audience

Studio interview set