Source: CRI

04-02-2008 17:49

British director Daryl Goodrich, famous for his film in support of London's bid for the 2012 Olympic Games, was invited to Beijing on Friday to make a five-minute promotional film for the 2008 Olympic Games.

As part of the VISION BEIJING film project, the 42-year old director will help shape a green and healthy image of Beijing and its active cultural communications.

Five directors will work on the five-film project. Goodrich is the third director invited, along with Italian film master Giuseppe Tornatore and Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi.

At a press conference on Friday in Beijing, Goodrich, who was making his second visit to China, talked about how he would exploit Beijingers' passions for the Olympic Games.

"For film-making, sport offers expressive subject matter. When someone is performing, I watch them closely for their intensity. That says a lot, farm more than spoken words. You can see deep inside the athletes and see exactly how passionately they are about what they are doing and what they really believe in. I look forward to catching those moments. It can be a small moment on film, but it expresses so many things. You constantly strive to find those moments. It doesn't have to be big and over the top: sometimes the less you show and speak, you say a little more."

Shooting of the film will begin at the end of May. All of the five short films will be shown worldwide in various ways, including via television broadcasts, in airport lounges, on inbound aircraft to Beijing, on buses and via advertising signs.


Editor:Du Xiaodan