Inspiration & story behind sleeper hit ‘A First Farewell’

We long for reunions after a long time spent apart, something perfectly captured in the recently opened domestic film “A First Farewell.” More than 170 days ago, Chinese moviegoers had to bid farewell to cinemas due to the coronavirus outbreak. But they returned in droves to see the movie, featuring Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region’s spectacular scenery through the perspective of three children. It was one of the first films to appear on the silver screen on the first day cinemas reopened their doors to the public on July 20. On opening day, despite strict social distancing measures in place in theaters, it raked in nearly 1.5 million yuan in ticket sales, leading the race in daily revenue at the box office. CGTN talked to the film’s writer-director Wang Lina, on the beautiful stories behind the film and how to spring cinemas back to life. #Film #Xinjiang

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