A retrospective of Ziyi’s career was organized in a theater in Beijing to mark her 20 years long career. She showed up and sat with Hou Yong and others to talk about her work and movies such as Crouching Tiger, 2046, The Grandmaster, and more.
Category: Love for Life
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.
In this week’s episode of The Birth of an Actor, a very moving play based of Ziyi’s film Love for Life. This week, the actor Hu Jun was invited to serve as a guest judge.
On October 17th, Ziyi went to the 3rd New York Chinese Film Festival to attend the screening of her movie Love for Life, directed by Gu Changwei. 12 Chinese films were screening during the festival from October 18 to October 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 was at the screening of Love for Life on October 18th and gave a Q&A session after the screening.
Congratulation to our favorite actress! Ziyi won today the Best Actress award at the China Film Director’s Guild Awards for her amazing performance in Gu Changwei’s film “Love for Life“.
News edited – April 10th
Here is Ziyi’s acceptance speech for the China Film Director’s Guild Award.
We’ve added the captures of the latest movie of Ziyi, Love for Life. We’ve also added sceencaps of the documentary Together, filmed simultaneously with the movie, and sceencaps of the making-of.
Love for Life movie
Love for Life making-of