"Tiangong opens the picture, Su Zuo shines in the past and the present", on January 8, the intangible cultural heritage documentary film "Tiangong Su Zuo" held a special screening event at the China Film Archive, attracting nearly 500 audiences to watch the film.

15 kesi machines were specially set up at the screening event. After the film was shown and the main creator communicated with the audience, the kesi master from Suzhou guided the audience on the spot to experience the practical experience, so as to feel the exquisiteness of Suzhou traditional kesi craftsmanship and the splendor of traditional Suzhou culture. .

Watching a documentary film about intangible cultural heritage and experiencing the fresh integration of intangible cultural heritage craftsmanship made the audience deeply impressed by the intangible cultural heritage culture.

  In recent years, more and more creators have turned their creative vision to the excellent traditional Chinese culture, resulting in the emergence of a large number of well-made, elegant, and widely influential works. Intangible cultural heritage documentary films have become an active force.

Become an important image support for cultural heritage

  At present, intangible cultural heritage documentary films show China's rich and colorful intangible cultural heritage from different angles and different focuses. Collect and preserve a large number of precious technical details, technological processes and inheritance stories, which have become important images for the protection and inheritance of intangible cultural heritage. support.

  The episode version of the documentary "I Repair Cultural Relics in the Forbidden City" became popular on the Internet and became a rare "phenomenal" work in documentaries, which made more young people pay attention to the Palace Museum, and noticed and fell in love with Chinese traditional culture.

Subsequently, the documentary film "I Repair Cultural Relics in the Forbidden City" was launched in response to the strong voice of the audience. The film takes time as the main axis, uses a new story line and a realistic perspective, and tells the different life of cultural relic restorers.

The breaking of the circle of the documentary film "I Repair Cultural Relics in the Forbidden City" has set off a creative craze, and more documentary films showcasing intangible cultural heritage skills, telling the stories of craftsmen, and promoting Chinese civilization come one after another.

  The documentary film "Bright Fire" focuses on showing the image of China's intangible heritage.

The film shot a total of nearly 150 non-genetic inheritors in China, from firewood, rice, oil and salt, to gold, silver, copper and iron, or the four treasures of the study. The camera not only carries the profoundness of thousands of years of craftsmanship, but also exudes the calmness and spaciousness of daily life.

  The documentary film "Tian Gong Su Zuo" is a traditional crafts category based in Suzhou, from which 9 typical Suzhou crafts such as lanterns, nuclear carvings, Song brocade and Ming-style furniture are extracted, and 12 representative craftsmen are described. The story of ingenuity of inheritors of intangible cultural heritage.

The film uses delicate lens language to present a number of human intangible cultural heritages such as mulberry silk weaving and the craftsmanship of traditional wooden structures. The exquisiteness, philosophy and temperature contained in the craftsmanship.

  Whether it's repairing cultural relics, embroidering brocades, carving jade, playing guqin, or interpreting ancient and modern legends under the colorful faces, the documentary film delicately engraves these ancient cultures with the imprint of time with vivid, wonderful and honest narratives. in the sound and picture.

Become an important carrier of craftsman spirit in the new era

  The strength of the intangible cultural heritage documentary film lies not only in showing each piece of intangible cultural heritage with exquisite lens language, but also in reflecting the attitude and values ​​of contemporary Chinese people through the story of the "people" of art. It reflects the spirit of Chinese craftsmen in the new era.

  Wang Xiaowen, the inheritor of the lanterns in "Heavenly Works of Suzuo", is still engrossed in his creation at the age of 70. He said: "There are only two kinds of lanterns in the world, those for others to hang outside, and they will be turned off when they are on; In my heart, it always shines there." Although he is no longer suitable for overly detailed work at his advanced age, when he started Sudeng, Wang Xiaowen seemed to be a hot-blooded teenager, "I still want to give it a try, at least let the children see the real What does the master Su lantern look like, and what the ultimate Su lantern looks like."

The ingenious story of "Choose one thing for a lifetime" is touching, and what shocks and resonates with the audience is the ideal of constantly climbing and seeking transcendence.

Creating high-quality products while persevering, nurturing ingenuity in silence, the film is full of emotional pen and ink, writing their bland and extraordinary non-legacy lives.

  In non-heritage-themed documentary films, there is not only the "entanglement" between people and art, but also the hand-in-hand and inheritance between people.

Master-disciple inheritance has always been the essence of the protection and development of intangible cultural heritage.

From selection, training to apprenticeship, it is a long and solid process, from which many ups and downs life stories and life philosophies of ups and downs can be reflected.

  "The power of craftsmanship comes from outside of craftsmanship." Sun Zengtian, director of "Tian Gong Su Zuo" shared his creative experience, "The so-called 'skills are also close to Tao', creators should not only pay attention to the 'skills' of craftsmanship, but also pay attention to ' The 'Tao' behind the craftsmanship, this 'Tao' is the craftsman's spirit, which also covers culture, emotion and philosophy, and is related to social, economic and changing times." Such creative thinking means new perspectives and new concerns, and naturally New images will appear.

Become an effective way to let the world know about intangible cultural heritage

  "On the one hand, young people are reluctant to learn, and on the other hand, most of the old masters who master traditional crafts are in their 50s and 60s, and it is difficult for them to integrate into the modern model." The real dilemma placed in the inheritance of most intangible cultural heritage.

Yao Huifen, a national representative inheritor of Su embroidery, has high requirements for her apprentices. She hopes that apprentices not only regard Su embroidery as a survival skill, but also stick to it as a lifelong love.

The father and son of Xiangshan Gang reflect the fierce collision between old and new cultures. Generations of craftsmen will withdraw from the stage of history with the changes of the times. How not to become a generation that has come to an end and become a common burden on the hearts of inheritors.

  The lack of successors is naturally due to the high skills of intangible cultural heritage and the difficulty of becoming a teacher, but what cannot be ignored is the long-standing gap between the current young people and traditional culture.

The splendor of intangible cultural heritage art, the profoundness of intangible cultural heritage culture, as well as the interest and sense of achievement above the difficult skills, are things that many people have never understood and experienced.

In the opinion of Zhou Kui, an associate professor at Communication University of China, "Documentary films show the skills and wisdom of intangible cultural heritage, tell vivid stories of intangible cultural heritage, and open the door to intangible cultural heritage culture, thereby attracting more young power and superior resources to pay attention to intangible cultural heritage. Heritage, love intangible cultural heritage, and participate in the inheritance and protection of intangible cultural heritage.”

  "What the camera records is not only the intangible cultural heritage itself, but it will also become the shared memory of the Chinese people." Ji Jun, a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Art and Media, Beijing Normal University, believes, "Compared with other art forms, the information conveyed by the film is more concentrated and vivid. And it is easy to be accepted by the audience. Documentary films can record and preserve the craftsmanship and inheritance of important intangible cultural heritage, and become an important document resource. An important supporting force for inheritance and revitalization.”

  It is reported that this year's documentary film "Tian Gong Su Zuo" will also be released overseas, to show the world the value of "Su Gong" and "Su Zu Zuo" of the times, so that overseas audiences can further understand the spiritual core of Chinese traditional culture.

At the same time, the documentary film "Looking for Intangible Cultural Heritage", which was listed as a key support project for outstanding documentaries in 2021 by the Hebei Provincial Radio, Film and Television Bureau, will also meet the audience soon, and has signed the European distribution rights.

(Newspaper reporter Niu Mengdi)