The Founding of a Party

The Founding of a Party, alternatively titled in English Beginning of the Great Revival for its international release, is a Chinese film released in 2011 to mark the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China. The film is directed by Huang Jianxin and Han Sanping, both of whom also worked on the similar historical film, The Founding of a Republic, and features a starstudded cast of Chinese actors, including Andy Lau and Chow Yunfat. The film was created by the stateowned China Film Group and depicts the formation of the Chinese Communist Party, from the fall of the Qing Dynasty in 1911 to the Partys creation in 1921.

The Founding of a Party was one offilms promoted by the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television to mark the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party. Filming commenced onAugust 2010 at the China Film Group Corporations shooting location in Huairou District, Beijing.Dubbed by the Western media as a propaganda epic, the film has a final allstar cast, including celebrities from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other countries, who play the roles of various historical figures a few notable actors include Andy Lau, Chow Yunfat, TaiwaneseAmerican singer Leehom Wang, Hong Kong film director John Woo, Taiwanese actor Chang Chen, Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang, mainland Chinese singer Han Geng and Russian singer Vitalii Vladasovich Grachyov stage name Vitas. Liu Ye, who played a young Mao Zedong, was reported to have gainedkilograms 22lb in order to play his role, a feat achieved by eatingeggs a day. Media reports claim that over 400 actors auditioned for the films roles. ........

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