Archive for the 'Forever Young' Category

While promoting Buccellati a few weeks ago, Ziyi was interviewed by @gogoboi for Gogo套客TALK. She talked about her work on The Birth of an Actor, Forever Young and a bit about Godzilla and why she accepted this offer.


A new behind-the-scenes video of Forever Young was released today. Ziyi talks a bit about her character here.


The long-awaited film Forever Young will finally be shown in theaters, after almost 5 years of post-production. The cast and the director attended a press conference in Beijing to annouce the official release date, which will be on January 12th, 2018.

The film, written and directed by acclaimed writer-turned-director Li Fangfang, was originally planned to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Tsinghua University in 2011, with a budget of over 100 million yuan. The story covers four generations spanning a hundred years of modern Chinese history since World War II.

Actress Zhang Ziyi and actor Huang Xiaoming both mentioned in previous interviews that they cried after reading the script. By the end of 2012, the film had finished shooting but nothing has been heard since. Director Li commented in June 2014 that she is extremely meticulous about post-production and the film will be ready for release by the end of that year. However, it was not.

Sun Zhonghuai, CEO of Penguin Pictures and Vice President at Tencent Holdings Ltd., one of the film’s producers, said the nearly 6-year wait has made this production “a legend” in Chinese film industry.

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After 5 long years the first trailer of “Forever Young” has been released today!


Thanks to the press conference held in Tsinghua University auditorium, we have some informations about the film.

The shooting took place into the Tsinghua University campus. Some students of the university join the cast during the shooting.
The script of the film has been changed several times during the shooting (even 20 minutes before the shooting) but the plot of the film remains quite mysterious but what we know is that the main subject is the youth. Director Li Fang-Fang was tight-lipped but she revealed that she showed the script to the actors and let them choose their own role. The shooting in Beijing has been completed, the crew will shoot soon to the Yunnan. Shooting will be completed in september.

Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Huang Xiaoming played four harbor dreams of Tsinghua. Zhang Ziyi played a student and seemed to enjoy her “friendly” character and the stress-free shooting.

Finally and thanks to Sina we have a first look of the film showed during the press conference !


Wong Kar Wai’s Grandmasters is rumored to participate in the next Cannes internation film festival.

Ziyi has just finished the shooting of a movie called ”Wu Wen Xi Dong” directed by Li FangFang. The film is a reflection of the Tsinghua University’s spirit. The university is also involved in the project.
Ziyi is the leading actress alongside Huang Xiaoming (The Banquet). The film will be released at the end of the year in China. Huge thanks to Zhishui for his precious help.
Take a look at the first pictures of the film.

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In march the actress will start the shooting for John Woo’s upcoming film.

Korea Herald is reporting that (via The Playlist) the director’s next film will be a wartime romance project, now titled ‘Love And Let Love.’

The film, originally titled ‘1949’, has been in the works for years now, but had seemed to fall apart a few years back, when issues arose with the film’s script and its rights. The project will star Song Hye-Ko and ‘1949’ lead Zhang Ziyi, as well as Chang Chen.

‘Love’ will follow the story of a woman in the wake of WWII, and her life during the Chinese Civil War.

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Dangerous Liaisons was at Berlin Film Festival’s film market. Two posters and one new still has been released. Take a look !

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