The theatrical trailer of My People, My Forefathers focusing of Ziyi’s short Poetry (诗) was just released. Ziyi is starring alongside Huang Xuan. We also uploaded a new poster and sceencaptures of this trailer in the gallery.
Zhang Rui from the Chinese website China.org.cn shared a few interesting facts about My Father, My Forefathers (my own maladroit translation). He mentioned that the film was tentatively titled Me and My Father. Let’s call it My Father, My Forefathers before anything official appears.
Actress Zhang Ziyi, actor-and-director Wu Jing, comedian Shen Teng, and actor-and-director Xu Zheng come together to direct four short films as part of a new anthology drama paying tribute to China’s families.
Tentatively titled “Me and My Father,” the project focuses on normal Chinese families in four different eras, as well as their collective memories. According to the production company, China Film Co., Ltd., the project looks to shed light on family relationships and how parental love can enlighten children.
The new film will be included as the final installment of “National Day Celebration” trilogy. Though the films are not connected in terms of their storylines, their themes echo the idea of creating a national tribute through the perspectives of normal people.
“It’s very challenging for me during the creative process, but with sincere and strong emotions, we will show our respect for the selfless dedication of our elder generations,” said Zhang Ziyi, whose short film in the patriotic omnibus will be her directorial debut.
“Me and My Father” will debut on this year’s National Day on Oct. 1, 2021.
After My People, My Country and My People, My Homeland, a new entry (我和我的父辈) of the nationalist anthology trilogy is slated for an October 1st release in Chinese theaters, and Ziyi is both directing and acting in the second short. Here’s is the first official trailer with both behind-the-scenes footages and actual clips of the movie.
Yesterday, Ziyi participated in the Tmall ceremony called 616开心夜, or Happy Night. We added some pictures in the gallery.
Today, Ziyi was in Shanghai to attend the Weibo Movie Night, or the Weibo Movie Awards. The actress was awarded with the Most Influential Actress Award, a prize she also won in 2019.
Li Beika and Ziyi attended an event today to promote the Chinese brand Liby. Some nice pictures are now in the gallery.
Ma Yin, the chairman of the festival, Meng Jinghui, Chen Minghao and Ziyi were in Beijing of March 27th to attend the press conference of the 2021 Aranya Theater Festival. Ziyi will participate as one the artistic directors, along with Meng Jinghui and Chen Minghao. The festival will be held in Anaya in Hebei province from June 10th to 20th.
ByteDance recently launched their new learning application for kids, Guagua Dragon, and they chose Ziyi as their spokesperson, just like they did when the same company launched GogoKid. The TV commercial and a making-of were added to the site.