囧 妈 Xu Zheng makes mother play comedy easier

“囧 妈” Xu Zheng makes “mother” play comedy easier
New Year ‘s Day free online broadcast of “Liang Mom” is a new work of “Liang Series” directed by Xu Zheng after four years of absence. It is also a new understanding of Chinese family relations by middle-aged Xu Zheng. The movie is called Xu Zheng.The small boss Ivan was entangled in business disputes and marital crises, but accidentally boarded a train bound for Russia with his mother, played by Huang Meiying.During a six-day and six-night trip, he had a fierce conflict with his mother and overcame the difficulties together. The emotions of mother and child have been improved.  Undoubtedly, “囧 妈” focuses on a more universal relationship, which is more like a realistic stroke to cause a spiritual journey.Sauna, Ye Wang interviewed the director, starred Xu Zheng, and listened to him talk about his relationship with his mother and the movie creation process.  When the story was in dispute with the parents’ desire for control, Xu Zheng did not aim at the third work in the embarrassing series.Occasionally, he listened to his friend aiming at the K3 train bound for Russia. This train arrived in Moscow from Beijing for six days and six nights. Along the way, many different scenery can be seen. Xu Zheng thought that such a journey should be very interesting.If an adult man goes up this train, the most catastrophic thing is probably to be alone with his mother for six days, and the theme is slowly built.  From the idea of freshmen to the completion of the first draft of the script, Xu Zheng and the screenwriters spent only five days.With the first draft Xu Zheng immediately booked a ticket to sit on a K3, and then kept modifying it after returning, and two closed-door creations with the screenwriters, “囧 妈” became one of Xu Zheng’s all completed scripts.  Xu Zheng attributed the successful creation of the script to his personal life experience, and the state of communication with his mother in the film was his own experience.Xu Zheng’s article: “When we discussed this story, we found that most parents of our generation have a controlled layout. When they were young, they were affected by the native family. When they are combined, there will be many relationship problems.If it is not solved, especially if the traditional concept prevents them from having channels and methods to improve the relationship, these problems will be inherited and project too much love and control on the children.When the child grows up, there will be a dispute.”Shooting a lot of landmarks for framing, 90% of the shots involved special effects production. Because the story took place on a cross-border train, it took a long time along the way, and the space was narrow.Into a huge production process.  In the film, Huang Meiying’s mother is going to perform in Moscow. There are ice landmarks, snow and other Russian landmarks and landmarks along the way. The crew filmed a lot in Baikal, St. Petersburg, Moscow and surrounding cities; Yuan Quan, who played Ivan ZhangluThe scenes were concentrated in New York, and the crew went to New York to film.In Beijing, I went to the real train station, borrowed the airport in Shanghai, and shot the interior in the Wuxi studio. 90% of the shots involved special effects.Xu Zheng joked that he didn’t expect to make a special effects blockbuster in the end, “Our goal is to give the audience a sense of reality, a story that happens in real life, but there are countless special effects shots behind it.”There have been reports from foreign media that in March 2018, a Russian website reported that the film was temporarily called” Russian “at the time, titled” One of China’s Most Popular Directors Shooting Movies at the Saratov Opera Theater “.In the news filmed at the Cabaret Theatre, many citizens saw the Chinese film for the first time.  The character Xu Zheng said that Huang Meiying is like her mother’s invitation to appear in Xu Zheng, and the actor Huang Meiying was surprised because she had not appeared on the big screen for many years in film and television works such as “Hope” and “Golden Family”, let alone starred.Chinese New Year comedy.Xu Zheng has his own opinion: “Ms. Huang was very beautiful when she was young. Even if she is old now, her temperament and image are very good. I think the image of the role of mother is very important.I have watched Mr. Huang’s TV series long ago, and I was very impressed with her performance and face.During this trial, I found that Teacher Huang has many subtle expressions, which is exactly what my mother’s role should be.Later, when we chatted together, we learned that her husband is also from Shanghai, and that what she said about her son’s experience was exactly the same as that of my mother. I think no second person is more suitable than her.”Before” Liang Ma “, Huang Meiying appeared in the role of multiple mothers, but they were all more dignified and orthodox images, and they were always a little worried about appearing in the comedy Huang Meiying.Before the official shooting, Xu Zheng found Huang Meiying a performance guide and rehearsed together. He also helped Huang Meiying find a role by shooting a record. Everyone looked at the top and over again to relax Huang Meiying.One day Xu Zheng received a message of nearly ten thousand words, which was Huang Meiying’s experience of the character. He wrote clearly the story and emotional changes of the character over the past few decades. Xu Zheng lamented that this is the dedication that only the older generation of actors have.  In the film, there is a scene where two mothers and sons are chased by a black bear in Russia and need Huang Meiying to run, hanging Weiya, Xu Zheng has been worried about Huang Meiying’s body.Unexpectedly, Huang Meiying was extremely cooperative and excited that he had been an actor for so many years.”Sometimes I think she is too serious and prepared too well. I said,” Mom, do n’t follow your preparations. Comedy should be a little easier. She will get used to it all at once. She is still used to doing the richest. “Preparation.But a little bit of running in, she will bring us more surprises. “  [Dialogue]Sauna Night Network: The train scene is one of the biggest highlights of the film. How to solve the problem of the narrow space for train shooting and present more rich audio-visual?  Xu Zheng: This K3 train crosses three countries, and there are countless stations, which has caused a lot of shooting difficulties.We rented three train cars in Russia, and all the landscapes seen outside the train had a dedicated shooting team to shoot different landscapes and different times.In the studio, we simulate the movement of the train, use lights to create light effects at different times of the day, night, evening, early morning, etc., then simulate the different situations of the train passing through the tunnel, stopping into the station, meeting the car, etc., and finally comparing all of us inDifferent attractions shot on location.So 90% of the shots in the movie have computer special effects.  Sauna Night Net: How to treat the box office and market pressure carried by the embarrassing series or commercial comedy?  Xu Zheng: I think a big task of commercial movies is the sense of substitution. Audiences need to find friends in the movie and resonate with the movie. I think commercial movies are facing a wider audience.And everyone’s requirements for commercial films and commercial comedies are getting higher and higher, not only satisfied with funny, but also have emotional value in the theme, which can enter the deepest and softest part of everyone’s heart.Touching the audience is the quality that a good commercial film should have.  Sauna, Ye Wang Li Yan

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