The story appears on

Page A4_5

August 12, 2023

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Metro

Locations are an integral part of films, just like characters

SHANGHAI, a city full of charm, stories and rich cultural resources, has attracted many film and television teams from around the world.

According to the Shanghai Film and Television Production Services Institution, there are more than 400 film locations in the city. The increasing demand from production crews means that the number is likely to rise.

The 28th Shanghai TV Festival in June released two lists of popular locations that also reflect the city’s rich history, culture and trends.

Many of them are open to visitors.

In the first episode, we’ll introduce five of the 2023 Shanghai’s Top 10 Film and TV Locations.

M+ Blackstone Music Plus

James Harry Blackstone, an American missionary, built the six-story building in an eclectic style in 1924. It has more than 30 suites and used to house notable figures such as the Swiss consul-general, US naval personnel and Xiong Xiling, then premier of the Republic of China (1912-1949). Celebrities often hosted banquets and social events here.

The century-old landmark apartment has been renovated and now houses a bookstore, cafe, hotel and art space. It is also an integral part of Blackstone Music Plus, which features educational facilities for musicians.

The building’s north side is home to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the Shanghai Symphony Hall. Films and TV shows such as “Life is a Long Quiet River,” “My Best Friend’s Story” and “Women in Shanghai” have used this structure as a set.

Address: 1331 Fuxing Road M., Xuhui District

Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal

Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal has three large berths. Its 1,197-meter waterfront provides spectacular views of the Huangpu River. It is connected to venues hosting cultural, artistic and fashion events. New product launches, runway presentations and flash mob performances regularly take place here.

Movies and TV shows have used this area for filming, including “Running Man,” “Go Lala Go 2,” “Challenger Alliance,” “Go Fighting!” and “Five Hundred Miles.”

Address: 500 Dongdaming Road, Hongkou District

M50 Creative Park

The park on the banks of Suzhou Creek is a favorite haunt for art enthusiasts. Once a textile factory, it has 50 buildings that have been transformed for artistic and creative pursuits since 2000 and is now a center for modern art.

It is one of the best examples of downtown Shanghai’s industrial past and features graffiti art. Some movies and TV shows that have taken advantage of this location’s historical and artistic appeal include “Go Go Squid!” and “My Sunshine.”

Address: 50 Moganshan Road, Putuo District

Nine Trees Future Art Center

The Fengxian District’s landmark public cultural complex was designed to incorporate elements of nature, art and technology. It features a forest theater, a waterfront stage and three smaller theaters.

Since its 2019 opening, it has been committed to the development of new plays and the training of promising young theater professionals.

In addition to hosting world-class cultural events on a regular basis, the center has also become a popular location for filming TV shows and movies like “To Dear Myself,” “Ode to Joy 3” and “End Game.”

It has played host to a wide variety of public cultural events and evening galas aimed at spreading art to a wider audience.

Address: 99 Shuhuan Road, Fengxian District

Fengjing Ancient Town

The ancient watertown in Shanghai’s southwest is a cultural and architectural treasure. Zhihe Bridge, the oldest of the town’s 52 bridges, spans one of the many waterways that wind through it. It was built in 1328 during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368).

The overall size of the four well-preserved historic architectural structures spans 48,750 square meters.

Green water, traditional houses and slow-moving boats create a beautiful water hamlet that stands in stark contrast to the frantic activity of downtown Shanghai.

“Nothing But Thirty,” “My Best Friend’s Story” and “Men in Love” are just a few of the movies and TV shows that have used this location for filming.

Address: No. 28, Lane 8588, Tingfeng Highway, Jinshan District


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend