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Today, the jury of “Un Certain Regard” a parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival‘s official selection has been Unveiled. This year the president of the jury is the famous danish director Thomas Vinterberg. Ziyi is part of the jury alongside the french actress Ludivine Sagnier, Rio Festival Director Ilda Santiago and the spanish Producer, distributor and exhibitor Enrique Gonzalez Macho.

Eighteen films are in Un Certain Regard. They will be screened in Debussy Theatre from Thursday 16th to Saturday May 25th, 2013. The Opening film is The Bling Ring by Sofia Coppola.
Last year the Un Certain Regard Jury was presided over by actor-director Tim Roth.

Cannes Film Festival official website.


First of all 新年好 !

The gallery has been updated with more than 150 pictures of Ziyi in Berlin. Enjoy !


Yesterday, “The Grandmaster” opened the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival where the film received mixed reviews. Wong Kar Wai said in an interview that the international version, shown in Berlin, was easier to understand for international audience and more mature. Chinese medias reported 20 changes, mostly minor including additions and omissions compared to the original version.

Western audience from U.S, Australia, New Zealand the UK will be able to watch the film on screen thanks to The Weinstein Co. who acquired the rights of ‘The Grandmaster’.

Ziyi, Tony Leung, DP Philippe Lesourd and Wong Kar Wai were reunited to promote the film.

During the press conference Ziyi said:

“For me, even though I didn’t know who my character was, I still think I’m the luckiest actress in the world,” – “If Wong Kar Wai asked me again to give him this amount of time, I would do it again. That’s how great he is.”

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You can watch or re-watch the press conference and the photocall here.



Finally the team of ‘The Grandmaster’ was reunited to walk through the red carpet. Ziyi was absolutely gorgeous in her green dress !


Stay tuned for more pictures during the week end !


The Grandmaster was supposed to be released on december 18th. The release has been postponed to january 8th.

The week a fantastic news has been revealed ! The Grandmaster will open 63rd Berlinale.

“It is a special honour for us to open the 2013 Berlinale with the presentation of the newest film by this year’s jury president, WONG Kar Wai. With The Grandmaster, Kar Wai has added a new and exciting facet to his body of works, and created an artful, visually powerful genre film,” says festival director Dieter Kosslick.

Nearly three years of film production and almost a decade of preparation went into the making of The Grandmaster for its director WONG Kar Wai, who began exploring the idea for the film in 1996.

“I am truly very honoured by Dieter and his invitation for my new film The Grandmaster to participate in the 63rd Berlinale and to open the festival. This is a dream project for me that I had been developing for many years. I am very happy to be able to present it in Berlin. I was already greatly looking forward to my returning to Berlin to serve as the President of the International Jury, so seeing The Grandmaster presented there will make it all the more special for me,” says WONG Kar Wai.

With his signature style-defining mood, atmosphere and reality, director WONG Kar Wai delves into the eternal question in martial arts of whether the victor is more than merely the “last man standing”, and brings the genre to new heights.

The Grandmaster will be presented as the opening film in the official selection, but screening out of competition.

Read the full statement here.



We’ve added a Making Of the film into our Youtube Channel ! You’ll see Ziyi, Tony Leung, Chang Chen practicing martial arts and that’s really impressive !



The gallery has been updated with several gorgeous posters. We also removed previous still and uploaded beautiful HQ pictures of Ziyi. Enjoy !


On October 17th, Ziyi went to the 3rd New York Chinese Film Festival to assist to the Screening of her movie Love for Life, directed by Gu Changwei. 12 chinese films were screening during the festival from Otcober 18-20 including Echoes of the Rainbow, After This Out Exile and Only Walk. Ziyi posed on the red carpet of the opening ceremony. She was awarded with prize of the most outstanding asian artist.

Ziyi assisted at the screening of Love for Life on October 18th and gave a Q&A session after the screening.


On october 5th, Ziyi and the cast of Dangeorus Liaisons where in South Korea to attend the International Film Festival of Busan.

You can read the whole Q&A on this page.

The red carpet…

The same day Ziyi attended a special event, an “Open Talk” with korean director Lee Chang Dong.

“I first met director Lee Chang Dong at a film festival in Hong Kong. After seeing Milyang (Secret Sunshine), I thought this director would be able to see the potential in an actor.”

Director Lee replied, “If I get to work with Zhang Ziyi, I will be able to achieve my dream. I really want to work with her. I think we’ll be able to work together in the near future.”

Read the whole news here.