Film features Tongxiang artist
A poster for the film Feng Zikai. [Photo/zj.zjol.com.cn]
Feng Zikai, a biography film featuring Feng Zikai (1898-1975), premiered on the movie channel of the China Central Television, or CCTV-6, on Jan 20.
Born and raised in Tongxiang, Zhejiang province, Feng was a pioneer of modern Chinese comic and cartoon art.
The film is jointly presented by the CCTV-6, the Communication University of Zhejiang, and the Tongxiang Feng Zikai Memorial Hall.
The film is focused on the part of Feng's life when he fled his hometown with his family in 1937 when Japanese troops started invading East China. Feng only returned to Tongxiang in 1946 after the invaders had surrendered.
The production reflects Feng's artistic creativity, moral courage, as well as paternal love for his children.
A scene from the film in which Feng Zikai instructs his children. [Photo/zj.zjol.com.cn]