We have some really good news from Cannes Film Festival. Be warned, huge update.
Yesterday, Dangerous Liaisons was screened at Directors Fortnight. Unfortunately Zhang Ziyi wasn’t in Cannes because she’s still filming Wong Kar Wai’s “The Grandmasters”. Cecilia Cheung and director Hur Jin Ho was here to promote the film. The producer of the film reveald that the film showed at cannes was edited in a hurry.
Even if the film is not fully finished, it recieved a standing ovation at the end of the screening. Bellow several comments on the film:
It’s very human, romantic and sincere. I was touched and I even cried when the leading actor was breaking up with the innocent woman
The Chinese-language version of “Dangerous Liaisons” has been a huge hit at Cannes! Check out… fb.me/1URDIRLeX
Zhang Ziyi & Cecilia Cheung steal the show in Dangerous Liaisons. Zhang breaks your heart. Cecilia makes you root against her.
Dangerous Liaisons was exquisite, and brought in something new to familiar story. Cecilia Cheung is absolutely brilliant in it #cannes2012
And now, enjoy the first trailer…
Moreover, The Grandmasters was screened in Cannes yesterday, not the whole film but a footage. Thierry Frémaux said that the footage was edited by Wong Kar-Wai for the festival.
The 5 minutes screened yesterday were focused on Ziyi’s character. Filmed in a snowy place, we can see Ziyi as a child looking at her father while he’s practicing his martial art. At the same time we see Ziyi training herself in the falling snow. The journalists who saw it were very impressed by the beauty of this footage.
A chinese journalist filmed the footage and posted it on Youku but was soon removed. A copy has been saved on Baidu. If you are too curious you can watch it here but be warned the quality is not good.
According to sources, Ziyi is set to star and produce the adaptation of Guy Gavriel Kay’s Under Heaven. Guy Gavriel Ray wants Ziyi in the character of Wei Song. Lets see if his “dream casting” come true.
A development agreement has been entered into between author Guy Gavriel Kay and actress Zhang Ziyi and her management company and production partners Mosaic Productions, with respect to Kay’s most recent novel Under Heaven. Zhang Ziyi is attached to star and produce.
Still no director are attached to the project at this point. It may takes some years for the project to develop and Ziyi is till busy with the filming of The Grandmaster this month and the filming of the new movie of John Woo and Sophie’s Revenge 2. Next year will be huge for Ziyi!
Ziyi’s new movie, Dangerous Liaisons, will be screened at Directors’ Fortnight on may 24th and on may 25th. A new poster has been released for the occasion. According to some rumors, Jang Dong-gun and Zhang Ziyi won’t be able to come to Cannes this year. Ziyi is still busy filming The Grandmasters. Let’s hope we’ll know more in the coming days…
Also, Ziyi recently signed with the chinese pharmaceutical company Guizhou Braun to promote collagen products in China.
We have some more informations about Dangerous Liaisons today…
The original novel indeed was banned. However, the novel doesn’t just cover matters concerning a love. It has more deep meanings. We interpret the novel’s humanism from a new angle. It will be the most ‘clean’ adaptation of the novel ever.