Documentary film “University” is finalized, focusing on individual life choices and changes in destiny
China News Service, June 11th. Today, the movie “University” released a trailer and poster, and announced that it will be screened in theaters nationwide on July 9. The film takes Tsinghua University as the subject, and uses documentary methods to present the different life situations and choices of the four Tsinghua people, recreating the youth and ideals on the university campus.
Film “University” File poster. Photo courtesy of the filmmaker
The movie “University” presents the important life transitions of the four characters from 2018 to 2020. After the “00” candidate, Yan Yunzhou, who just passed his 18th birthday, he passed the college entrance examination and was admitted to his favorite university with twists and turns. Song Yuntian, a Ph.D. graduate of the Department of Water Conservancy, said goodbye to the ivory tower. After a difficult decision, he became more determined to “benefit the party.” The ideal of the common people; Cai Zheng, a “Hubble Scholar” who has been in the United States for ten years, enters the Department of Astronomy, bringing back a bold attempt to “look up to the stars”; Academician Qian Yi of the School of Environmental Sciences ushered in her retirement ceremony at the age of 83 , But she was still ploughing on the three-foot podium, walking non-stop.
“University is an ideal place to be young forever.” Director Sun Hong summed it up like this, “It has left a deep mark on many of our lives. I hope this movie can lead everyone back to the ideal green. University time.”
Stills from the movie “University”. Photo courtesy of the filmmaker
The pursuit of the meaning of life is another theme of the film. “I hope that you will achieve a meaningful life in the process of pursuing the truth.” The closing remarks of the movie trailer come from the speech of Qiu Yong, President of Tsinghua University, at the opening ceremony of the 2018 undergraduate freshmen.
“The Daxue uses the’four’ ordinary but extraordinary Tsinghua teachers and students to explain how pure, full and beautiful life is in the pursuit of truth, meaning, and life value in the university.” Said Yin Hong, the producer of the film.
2021 is the 110th anniversary of the founding of Tsinghua University. Tsinghua Academy appears as a landmark of Tsinghua University in the fixed-file posters that were simultaneously exposed. The film was officially launched on the 107th anniversary of Tsinghua University. It took three years of accompanying documentary shooting and accumulated more than 1,000 hours of material.
Film “University” stills . Photo courtesy of filming
Directors Sun Hong, Wang Jing, and Ke Yongquan are all graduates of the School of Journalism and Communication of Tsinghua University. The creative team is mostly Tsinghua University faculty, students and alumni. The 110-minute filming of “University” is a letter from Tsinghua students to present their alma mater’s 110th anniversary celebration.
The film condenses the daily campus of Tsinghua University in the video, vividly interpreting Tsinghua University’s school motto of “Continuous Self-improvement and Virtue” from the perspective of ordinary people, conveying the university’s spirit and mission. This is a feeling of the three directors for their alma mater.
The film is produced by Tsinghua University Press Co., Ltd., produced by Qingying Studio of School of Journalism and Communication of Tsinghua University, Dalitang Pictures (Beijing) Co., Ltd., and distributed by Tianjin Maoyan Weiying Culture Media Co., Ltd., Beijing Jointly issued by Yuanzhen Culture Co., Ltd. (End)