Disaster Film Pays Tributes to True Love During Earthquake

July 3, 2018
Editor: Xie Wen
Disaster Film Pays Tributes to True Love During Earthquake
An elderly woman gives an interview for the movie Dear, I Will Marry Others. [Xinhua]

 

The film Dear, I Will Marry Others, a love story based on real-life events that occurred during 2018 Wenchuan earthquake, was released on May 12 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the disaster.

Before shooting, the production crew visited the Earthquake Memorial in Wenchuan county and the city of Dujiangyan, both in the southwest China province of Sichuan, in the hope of portraying the story with an appropriate sympathetic emotion.

The painstaking efforts and spirit of the production have been widely praised by viewers and media commentators.

After filming, the crew revisited earthquake-hit sites, and interviewed those who suffered from the disaster. Many lost their loved ones and ended up with lifelong disabilities.

They did not lose their hope towards life or complain about their fate, and showed extra compassion and expectations for life well beyond what is considered ordinary, say officials.

Estelle Tang, for example, was injured in the earthquake with a dislocated hip joint whilst she was a child. The injury stunted her growth, but she was still bravely, pursuing her musical dream 10 years later.

In an interview, survivors and those who witnessed the earthquake's effect expressed their gratitude towards the country and government for helping them rebuild their homes and their confidence in life.

The film highlighted humanistic care and realistic reflections, and sincerely paid tributes to people who experienced the disaster.

However, due to the effect of the entertainment-oriented market, the film has played in few theaters compared to Hollywood blockbusters released at the same time, with only around two percent of cinemas in the country showing the movie.

 

Disaster Film Pays Tributes to True Love During Earthquake
A woman gives an interview for the movie Dear, I Will Marry Others. [Xinhua]

 

(Source: Xinhua/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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