Ziyi just won two prizes at the 7th Golden Crane Awards in Japan. Affiliated with the prestigious Tokyo International Film Festival, the China Film Week celebrates and honors Chinese cinema with the Golden Crane Awards. This Year, Ziyi was awarded Best Actress and Best New Director for My Country, My parents. The actress unsurprisingly couldn’t attend the ceremony in Japan, but nonetheless sent a video that can be watched below.
Category: Tokyo Film Festival
Congratulations to director Frelle Petersen for his film ‘Uncle‘ which won the Tokyo Grand Prix / The Governor of Tokyo Award. Do not forget to check all the winners by clicking here.
Ziyi and the jury attended the Tokyo International Film Festival Jury Press Conference. Click here to watch this interesting conference. Ziyi talks about the memories she has of the festival, the diversity of the films in competition and more…
Later the same day, Ziyi attended the special screening of “The Road Home“. The actress shared her memories ‘I didn’t really know what I was doing in the movie and what kind of art it was. At that time, of course, there was no acting technique and I just lived as a girl.‘
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!
Hollywood Reporter reported the news and included some worth mentioning details from the press conference.
TIFF director Takeo Hisamatsu called Ziyi “one of the leading actresses in the world” and said her performance in legendary Japanese director Seijun Suzuki’s final film Princess Raccoon (2005) had “earned her many Japanese fans.”
Zhang recalled her first trip to Tokyo with her first feature, Zhang Yimou’s The Road Home (1999), which went on to win a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. “I was immensely touched by the warmth of the reception and witnessed first-hand the love and passion that Japan has for the art of moviemaking,” she said.