The poster of 1981movieversionofXi'an Incident (File Photo) Photo Gallery >>>BEIJING, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- China plans to re-edit a movie shot 25 years ago to mark the 70th anniversary of the Xi'an Incident, which falls on Dec. 12.
Chinese director Yang Fengliang said the 1981 movie, Xi'an Incident, is a milestone in China's film history.
"Judging from today's perspective, the movie seems a little immature. But its limitations make us realize how precious it is," said Yang, who was assistant director on the well-known movie Red Sorghum.
Yang said he will redo a number of frames on the movie, repair damaged film and redo the sound recording.
The two-part movie tells the story of the 1936 incident in which Kuomintang generals Zhang Xueliang and Yang Hucheng detained Chiang Kai-shek, former leader of the Chinese Kuomintang, in a bid to force Chiang to end the civil war and coordinate with the forces of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in resistance to the Japanese aggressors.
At the time, the Xi'an Incident was a big boost to morale in the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.
The movie, which was produced by the Xi'an Film Studio and directed by Cheng Yin, won awards for best director and best supporting actor in 1982 at China's second Golden Rooster Awards, dubbed "China's Oscars." Enditem