From August 1st to 4th, the large theater version of "Pillow Man" will officially start at the Beijing Poly Theater. A few days ago, the press conference of the large theater version of "Pillow Man" made in Gulou West was held in Beijing. Director Zhou Ke, main actors Wang Zichuan, Tian Rui, Li Hongchen, Zhu Qifeng, producer Shi Hang, producer Li Yangduo, creator of "Pillow Man" theme song Zhang Chu, and Mailive, live entertainment division of the large cultural and entertainment business group of Ali Group Senior expert production unit representative You Jia attended the event. It is worth mentioning that the floor of the conference hall was covered with 60 white pillows with the words "The Pillowman" printed on it, and media reporters sat on the floor one after another. The host Zhang Yue quipped, "I have hosted the press conference for so many years. This is the most casual and relaxing occasion I feel, just like talking in the night by the furnace."
"Pillow Man" stills photo by Zhu Zhaohui
"Pillow Man" is a contemporary Irish writer , The works of famous screenwriter Martin McDonald. Since 2003, he has performed in London, New York, etc. and caused a huge sensation all over the world. He also won the British Oliver Best Drama Award in 2004 and won the American Drama Critic Circle in 2005 Best Drama Award. Speaking of Martin McDonald, he has been hailed by the industry as another outstanding dramatist in Ireland after Wilde, Yeats, Bernard Shaw, and Beckett. The film "Three Pieces of Advertising" written by him "Player" won the Oscar for Best Picture Award last year. The Chinese version of "Pillow Man" was premiered in the opening drama of Gulou West Theater in 2014. At that time, the actor Catullan was starred by Zhao Lixin./p>
At the press conference, director Zhou Ke introduced that his fate with "Pillow Man" can be described as "I will never forget it, there must be a response", "I wanted to do it very early, but this script is too precious, and I have not found a suitable one. Actors, I don't want to show them when they are not at their best." She mentioned that she had done female-themed dramas for a long time. "Marriage, family, and love seem to fit the label of a female director like me. But in "Pillow Man", I had to face four very individual men (actors), and then the five of us were fighting together. It was very cool. In the end, I thought it was the result of fighting." Talking about "Pillow Man" which will be on the Beijing Poly Theater, Zhou Ke said that through discussions with stage design designer Shen Li, the concept of "file box" will be continued. "But the file box has two additional sides, including the design of the lid, which is very worth looking forward to." In addition, Zhou Ke also introduced Zhang Yimou's queen lampRen Dongsheng, the light designer, will be the lighting design of "Pillow Man" this time. The famous rock singer Zhang Chu is also determined to write the theme song for "Pillow Man". Talking about the original intention of joining, Zhang Chu just said on the spot, "This scene is too cruel, I want to give it a little warmth."
Director Zhou Ke
As the producer of "Pillow Man", screenwriter Shi Hang is also his first role Drama producer. He laughed and said, "Being a screenwriter is a person who paints the sky, and a producer is a person who paints the ceiling. You must put the sky of others under your own ceiling, and you must convince others that your career is done like this." In his opinion , ""Pillow Man" is from the slaughterhouseFairy tales, or slaughterhouses in fairy tales. When talking about the reason for wanting to be the producer of "Pillow Man", Shi Hang made no secret of "want to have a relationship with Ireland", "decadent, beautiful, regretful, and unapologetic." This is a country of drunkards, so everyone looks at it and swallows. Martin Macdonald’s work is just like this. Whether it is "The Killer Has No Holiday" or "Three Billboards", does he have a sense of responsibility? I do not know. Is he cruel? I do not know. But all his ‘don’t know’ is what attracts you, not repelling you. "
In the last recommendation session, Shi Hang said that everyone has actually had a dream since childhood. They wanted to have a friend who would be with them wholeheartedly, but they were often confiscated in the process of growing up." Watching "Pillow Man", you will meet him again in the dark, which is very important. "The producer Li Yangduo doesn’t think that "Pillow Man" is only dark and cruel.The noodle itself embodies a kind of warmth. "This play has been staged in Gulou West for five consecutive years since 2014. It has always been the box office champion of small theater plays, which shows that everyone loves it. Such a good play should be put on a larger theater. Show it, let more people see it. So after the end of the small theater in 2018, we are ready to officially move to the large theater in 2019." Li Yangduo said.
Producer Shi Hang