Zhang Yimou: dozen 100 cent!
Beijing (CNS) — The regular press conference of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Beijing Winter Games organizing Committee (BOCOG) was held at the main media Center on February 5.Zhang Yimou, general director of the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, said that innovation is the biggest feature of the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games.”It is not the biggest or the most performing, but its innovation and creative ideas show us’ together for the future ‘, showing the warmth and courage of human beings to face the future together in difficult times.At the opening ceremony on The evening of February 4th, the “little Snowflake” guide board, with the names of the participating countries and regions, gathered together under the five rings of snow and ice, forming a huge snowflake.”The cauldron and the way the cauldron is lit has surprised a lot of people. I think it’s an innovation and a change.”Zhang yimou said.Zhang yimou said that the adoption of the “micro fire” scheme reflects the concept of low-carbon environmental protection.Chinese aesthetics pays attention to implicative, ethereal, and the blank style of “one as ten”.Surrounded by “snowflakes” with the names of the participating countries and regions, the small torch shows that “a single spark can start a prairie fire”.When primitive man discovered that fire was the source of life, all the people in the primitive cave took care of the fire together, hoping that it would be passed on from generation to generation.”It goes back to the beginning of humanity and reflects the Olympic spirit.”He said.Zhang yimou said the opening ceremony paid special attention to “the people’s nature,” so we paid close attention to many details, from the pre-ceremony performance to the passing of the national flag to the entrance, to the ‘Salute the People’ section.We don’t have professional artists, actors or stars. Most performances are presented by ordinary students and citizens.It is in this way that we convey the spirit of solidarity.If you look at big events around the world, it’s very rare for a show of this scale not to use professional actors.Zhang said he loved the short film “Future Champion.” “Many little kids fall down, get up and continue to learn how to skate.When people see this picture, they smile and feel warm. It also expresses China’s concept of ‘bringing 300 million people to participate in ice and snow sports’.””More and more children in China are learning and participating in snow sports,” he said. “It’s a lot like human steps — falling and getting up, falling and getting up again, moving happily, moving forward and doing their best.”Asked about the differences between the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and that of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Zhang pointed out that “the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics is more warm, calm and simple, which explains the concept of ‘we are together’ to the world and has the perspective and vision of the world.”He admitted that after the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics was recognized, the most difficult thing was to challenge himself.I would like to thank boCOG and the INTERNATIONAL Olympic Committee for fully supporting his idea of how to light the cauldron.”This is the biggest improvement and change I have made in the past decade: our focus is not only on China’s 5,000-year culture, but also on the world’s care and companionship of the Olympic flame.”Zhang admitted that as a creator, he is strict with himself and usually does not give high marks to himself, “but I give 100 points to our team and the presentation of the opening ceremony”, which was made possible by the quiet hard work of countless people behind the scenes.Source: Global Times