Trio plan omnibus pic in Chengdu

Film will feature three 30-minute segments

BEIJING — Veteran Chinese rocker Cui Jian, Hong Kong helmer Fruit Chan and South Korean director Hur Jin-ho will shoot an omnibus pic set in Chengdu, Sichuan, the province devastated by an earthquake that killed 70,000 people in May.

The trio will each shoot 30-minute segments about family, friendship and romance, in similar style to previous collaborative pics “Paris, je t’aime” and “New York, I Love You.”

Pic is financed by Zonbo Media and will shoot in Chengdu during April and May.

Zonbo chairman Chen Weiming told a launch ceremony that the film “will record the emotional journey of the many people affected by the earthquake, from the point of view of directors from different parts of Asia.”

Cui, who was banned from performing in China for years because the government feared his political lyrics could incite an anti-communist uprising, will make his debut as a helmer.

The protest singer is best known for “Nothing to My Name,” a song widely seen as referring to the Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing in 1989 when the democracy movement was violently crushed.

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