Film about Zhou Enlai’s childhood to hit cinemas in summer
Published: May 20, 2021 05:43 PM
Promotional material for <em>Zhou Enlai in His Childhood</em> 
Photo: Courtesy of 1905 Pictures

Promotional material for Zhou Enlai in His Childhood Photo: Courtesy of 1905 Pictures

New Chinese movie Zhou Enlai in His Childhood will hit the big screen on June 1, International Children's Day, the film's official Sina Weibo account announced on Thursday. 

Co-produced by Li Jie and Lu Leijun, the red history movie tells the childhood stories of China's former premier Zhou Enlai (1898-1976). 

The story unfolds with Zhou's great answer to a schoolmaster's question about the purpose of study, "I study for the rise of China." 

Witnessing the suffering of his peers in the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Zhou made up his mind to build China into a strong and prosperous country. 

The first movie about Zhou's early life, the film, which was approved by his relatives and the national authority in charge of key themes, starts from his birth to a local wealthy family in Huaian, East China's Jiangsu Province, to his life in elementary school. 

According to the film's studio, the movie aims to present Zhou's personal growth as well as promote the importance of proper education and harmonious family relationships by using Zhou's family as an example.