"Wild Child", a film about the lives of street children, was banned before its release, sparking heated debate "Wild Child", a film about the lives of street children, was banned before its release, sparking heated debate

"Wild Child", a film about the lives of street children, was banned before its release, sparking heated debate

"Wild Child", a film about the lives of street children, was banned before its release, sparking heated debate

"Wild Child" was originally scheduled to be released nationwide on July 10, but the film company suddenly announced the cancellation of the release.

Four Chinese summer movies, including "Wild Child" and "Customs Front", were originally scheduled to be released nationwide on July 10. Among them, the producer of "Wild Child" suddenly announced the cancellation of the release, but did not explain the reason. "Wild Child" was shot based on real events, focusing on children in social difficulties, and telling the wandering journey of a " thief " brother and an "orphan " brother. The above news once topped the hot search list and sparked heated discussions.

As the summer vacation for students begins in July, cinemas across China are releasing four films suitable for students: Customs Front, Silence, Wild Child, and Catching Dolls. Among them, the film Wild Child, which is about street children in distress and the theme of "stealing", issued a statement on Wednesday evening to stop the release of the film: "Due to the progress of the post-production, the film Wild Child will cancel the release arrangement on July 10. We would like to express our sincerest apologies to our colleagues in various film management and cinema chains and all audience friends. Thank you for your warm waiting during this period. We will actively coordinate with the ticket sales platform and cinemas to ensure that everyone's ticket refunds are properly handled."

Regarding the sudden cancellation of the release date of "Wild Child", Yuan Hongbing, a writer living in Australia, said in an interview on Thursday that China's top leader in charge of ideology believed that "Wild Child" had "negative energy" and did not highlight the "main theme": "The information we received was that Cai Qi is now a member of the Politburo Standing Committee in charge of propaganda. He was the one who proposed that the film did not conform to the main theme and did not conform to the main theme of encouraging young people and teenagers to be vigorous and upward. It would also mislead people to have a negative mentality towards the current reality in China, so it was stopped from being broadcast."

"Wild Child" is based on the real events of "Wandering Brothers"

Starring Wang Junkai, Deng Jiagui, Chen Yongsheng and others, "Wild Child" is based on the real events of "wandering brothers" and focuses on the group of "children in social difficulties". It tells the story of the wandering journey of a " thief " brother and an "orphan " brother, a warm protection and redemption. In the film, Ma Liang (played by Wang Junkai), a boy who wanders alone, meets Xuanxuan (played by Guan Zixie), a child who has been forgotten by his family and has no one to care for him. Similar fates bring the two lonely teenagers closer and closer. In the wind and rain, they build a small home together, hug each other for warmth and protect each other.

Zeng Jianyuan, a Taiwanese scholar who is concerned about the living environment of mainland teenagers, was interviewed by our station about the ban on the summer student movie "Wild Child". He said that the film presents the real situation of teenagers at the bottom of Chinese society and arouses people's concern for them, which is in line with the will of the majority of people: "It lets this country and society know where there is room for improvement. Society needs similar reminders at all times, and the country will make progress. This movie expresses care for human nature. I hope that the audience will have compassion after watching it and know how to care for the people around them. In a civil society, this is very necessary."

Netizens lament over ban of film "Wild"

The above news topped the Weibo hot search list at around 8am on Thursday. Many netizens lamented, "Why did such a good movie suddenly stop showing for no reason?" Netizen "Thinking about it makes me fat" left a message, saying that after listening to the director's interpretation of the film, home, running, and expectation, it should be a warm movie, and I look forward to its re-release. Some said that every day feels ridiculous, and now that the movie "Wild" has been withdrawn, there must be other reasons. Another person left a message, saying that "Wild" was filmed very gently, and that many years ago I saw street vagrants in Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Film and television works slightly tear open the living conditions of the lower classes of society, and the upper class will feel uncomfortable.

According to multiple Chinese media reports, Wild Child was announced to be released earlier at 9:00 on July 3rd and pre-sale was officially launched. According to the Lighthouse Professional Edition, as of 22:31 on July 3rd, the pre-sale box office of Wild Child had reached 5.5 million. Before the release, the media predicted that the total box office would be 350 million to 500 million.

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  1. It's highlighting concerns over freedom of expression.

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