Magazine article Screen International

Media Asia Marches to Chinese Army Project from 'Infernal Affairs' Director

Magazine article Screen International

Media Asia Marches to Chinese Army Project from 'Infernal Affairs' Director

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EXCLUSIVE: The Founding Of An Army is the third in a trilogy of historical propaganda films.

Hong Kong-based Media Asia Films has picked up international rights to The Founding Of An Army, directed by Andrew Lau (InfernalAffairs) and starring Liu Ye and Zhu Yawen.

Produced by China Film Group (CFG), Bona Film Group and other Chinese companies, the historical propaganda film is the third installment in a trilogy that also includes The Founding Of A Republic (2009) and The Founding Of A Party (2011). Scheduled for Chinese release on July 29, it tells the story of the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

Like other recent propaganda-driven Chinese films, such as The Taking Of Tiger Mountain and Operation Mekong, the film has been made in a commercial style with a star-studded cast so that it has genuine appeal for audiences. …

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