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Award-winning movie highlights childhood friendship

By Xu Fan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2023-06-05 12:09

A still features Hu Tuokai, the protagonist who is a fifth-grade primary school student. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Poetry of Kids, which won an honor at the 33rd Golden Rooster Awards' Pitch Projects, recently held a special screening and gathered industry insiders and experts to discuss children's movies — a niche genre in China's booming film industry.

Directed by Fang Gangliang, known for directing multiple acclaimed children's movies such as The Story of Xiaoyan, the film follows four fifth-grade primary school students who go to great lengths to help their classmate, a young boy returning to China from the United Kingdom, readjust to local life.

Movie poster of Poetry of Kids. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Yan Shaofei, head of the Children's Film Working Committee of the China Film Association, commented that the film emphasizes the importance and lasting influence of friendships formed during childhood, creating a positive and inspiring movie for young audiences.

Huang Jun, president of the China Film Society for Children and Teenagers, said that this film sets a great example for children's movies by realistically portraying how Chinese children are growing up in an increasingly diverse and inclusive society.

The movie follows several primary school students as they attempt to help their fellow classmate. [Photo provided to China Daily]
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