Chen Kaige

Turn over a new leaf

PUBLISHED : Monday, 04 August, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 04 August, 2008, 12:00am

The earthquake was a turning point for us - the Chinese government and especially the Chinese people - to combat corruption and to stop being self-serving. Criticisms should serve as reminders that we should neither be smug about our strengths nor feel inferior about our weaknesses.

Director Stanley Kwan Kam-pang giving his reason for making a short film called Petals, which is part of a project called Action 1/2008 and will include works by other Chinese filmmakers such as Chen Kaige and Gu Changwei, and draws inspiration from the Sichuan tragedy.