Archive for the 'Festival' Category

This year, Ziyi is the Jury President of the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival. Do not hesitate to check the official website of the festival for more information about the lineup.

Do not miss Ziyi’s speech where she reveals she’s 30 weeks pregnant! Congratulations dear Ziyi!

Enjoy the many pictures added to the gallery and stay tuned!


Yesterday and today, the cast and the crew of The Climbers attended the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival. The director Daniel Lee, the producer Tsui Hark and the cast members Wu Jing, Hu Ge, Zhang Yi, Jing Boran and Ziyi walked the red carpet of the opening ceremony of the festival.

Earlier today, once again joined the cast and crew of The Climbers for a press conference during the festival.

A few videos of these two events were also uploaded.
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During her stay in Cannes, Ziyi attended a special ceremony organized by Caroline Scheufele to make a special announcement, that Ziyi is the new global ambassador of Chopard, the official partner of the Cannes Film Festival. Malaysia Tatler reported the news today.

Chopard didn’t just accessorise her – in her capacity as co-president of Chopard, Caroline Scheufele announced that Zhang was its new global brand ambassador at the rooftop of Martinez Hotel where the maison had transformed the entire space into its private luxe sanctuary. Zhang, who is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her cinematic debut in Zhang Yimou’s The Road Home, was chosen as she “personifies all the emotions evoked by Chopard creations”.

 
Just after travelling back to China, Ziyi was already attending a new event in Beijing. She participated in the Babies’ Day ceremony to promote Feihe.


Ziyi was still in Cannes today to attend the closing ceremony of the festival. After appearing on the red carpet, she presented the prize of best actor, which was awarded to Antonio Banderas for his role in Almodovar’s Pain and Glory.


Ziyi is still busy in Cannes this year giving interviews for various Chinese news media. You can now watch three different interviews she probably gave yesterday.

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The special event at the Cannes Film Festival Rendez-vous with Zhang Ziyi was just uploaded on the official website of the festival. You can watch the original version here and the version with English dubbing here. Some gorgeous pictures we added to the gallery.

Ziyi shared a lot yesterday during this masterclass, about her career and herself. She mainly talked about working of films like 2046, The Grandmaster, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but a few others too. Some highlights of the interview were transcribed on the official website of the Cannes Festival.

About her fighting spirit:
I was born into a very traditional family. My mother worked in a maternity hospital and my father was an economist for the government. I didn’t grow up in luxury. My parents worked hard to bring us up and we did not have many activities. I don’t remember my parents encouraging me a lot or saying “I love you.” They have always been demanding with me even though I have won many awards in my career. This has taught me to be demanding of myself. Most of the roles I have interpreted have this perseverence as a a common theme.

On the filming of Yi dai zong shi (The Grandmaster):
This film shoot was the most demanding of my whole career up until now. I was in a very anxious and melancholy period of my life. I remember asking for a day off in the middle of the filming, which was complicated because it would cost a lot of money. But Wong Kar-wai agreed. He knew that I was not feeling well and he showed himself to be very understanding. Today he is a very close friend. I could play any role for him.