Stills from the upcoming Chinese film "Confucius"
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New stills from the upcoming film "Confucius" were released Monday to mark the 2,560th birthday of the great Chinese philosopher.
The photos highlight Confucius' family life, featuring the revered thinker (played by Chow Yun-Fat), his wife Qi Quan (Zhang Kaili), daughter Kong Rao (Chen Rui) and son Kong Li (Qiao Zhenyu).
Director Hu Mei has said she intended to portray Confucius not only as a sage, but also as an ordinary man.
The biopic is slated for release early next year.