Feng Xiaogang doesn't aim for big box office number

20 Mar - Chinese director Feng Xiaogang is not worried about the audiences' reception of his upcoming new film, "I Am Not Madame Bovary", and the heavy nature of the subject.

As reported on ECNS News, the director, who attended the press conference of the new film alongside lead star Fan Bingbing, stated that he isn't concerned about the box office performance.

"I have made a dozen or so films, and it took me three years to decide to make another because at this age, I am looking for a film worth making," said Feng.

The director quoted the President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, who once said that art works should not be slaves of the market but explorations of life that can stand the test of time.

Feng added that the new movie, which is an adaptation of Liu Zhenyun's novel "I Am Not Pan Jinlian" is actually a comedy, although the sense of humour can be derived from the absurdness of the situation in the film that can actually exist in reality.

The movie focuses on a rural woman named Li Xuelian, who begins a legal journey from her small town to the big city and on to the capital over a period of 20 years to prove her innocence after being falsely accused of having an affair by her husband.

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