The highly anticipated comedy film “Dying to Survive” has hit Shanghai screens, and will also debut on China’s 500 or so IMAX cinemas with a special IMAX version.
Based on a true story and directed by Wen Muye, the film follows a medicine merchant who finds a new understanding of life after a series of adventures.
The film stars actors Xu Zheng and Zhou Yiwei and is produced by Xu and well-known filmmaker Ning Hao.
“Dying to Survive” won high praise from local audiences for its realistic and in-depth reflection on humanity and social issues. It is also highly rated on China’s film and TV review website Douban.
Movie buff Xin Yukun said that the thought-provoking film highlights big progress in Chinese cinema. He hopes that more high-quality movies tackling realistic problems will be produced.