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Film 'Xiao Hong' hits screens on International Women's Day

(CRI Online)

14:23, March 08, 2013

Chinese actress Song Jia (right) explains her understanding of the role of writer Xiao Hong she portrays in the biopic "Xiao Hong" at a press conference held on Monday, March 4, 2013 in Beijing. ( Fei)

A biopic about legendary female writer Xiao Hong debut in China on March 8, International Women's Day.

At a recent press conference, film director Huo Jianqi and actress Song Jia who portrays Xiao, explained their interpretations of her.

CRI's Shen Ting has more.

Xiao Hong is a well-known Chinese female writer of the Republican Era which began in 1912. Her long novel entitled "The Field of Life and Death," or "Sheng Si Chang" is a gripping account of the tortured lives of several peasant women, and is one of the first literary works to reflect Chinese life under Japanese rule.

The biopic, "Xiao Hong" is the first one about her. Director Huo Jianqi explains the film commemorates the 100 anniversary of Xiao's birth and also hits the screen on International Women's Day so more can understand the charm and talent of this unique woman.

Huo said Xiao's romantic life is a key to understanding and appreciating her.

"I feel the real work of Xiao Hong is her life. My interpretation, for example, is that some people cannot understand how Xiao Hong could have fallen in love with another man whilst being pregnant with the baby of her former lover. I think this is a woman who longs for real love, so even when she was still carrying the baby of her ex-lover, she started the new relationship."

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