ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Lok Virsa Mandwa Film Club on Saturday screened a Chinese film: “Breaking the Silence”.
Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr. Fouzia Saeed and a large number of people from different walks of life participated in the screening.
Dr. Fouzia Saeed welcomed the participants and said that Mandwa Film Club on weekly basis organize screening of selected locals and international films at its Media Centre.
Film “Breaking the Silence” is a 2000 Chinese film directed by Sun Zhou. It was China’s submission to the 73rd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
It stars the internationally known Gong Li as a single mother who struggles to raise her deaf child. The film premiered internationally at the 2000 Berlin International Film Festival.
The film was one of three films voted Best Picture in the 2001 Hundred Flowers Awards so do come and enjoy especially our friends from China are welcomed to join us on the screening.
Film “Breaking the Silence” is the story of a single unemployed mother of a child with special needs. She must make it in life. Glamour and gloss are pre-requisites in the film world more than anywhere but Gong Li did not wear any make up to bring conviction to her difficult role. You see her crying, you see her laughing, you see her as victim of circumstances for which she is not responsible.
“Breaking the Silence’ is account of a mother who wants better future for her offspring. It is all about how to endure through life when the going gets rough.