Category: Films

Dangerous Liaisons – 2 New Stills

Take a look at two new stills of the film.

Dangerous Liaisons and… The Grandmasters

We have some really good news from the Cannes Film Festival. Be warned, huge update.

Yesterday, Dangerous Liaisons was screened at Directors Fortnight. Unfortunately, Zhang Ziyi wasn’t in Cannes because she’s still filming Wong Kar Wai’s “The Grandmasters”. Cecilia Cheung and director Hur Jin-ho were there to promote the film. The producer of the film revealed that the cut screened at Cannes was edited in a hurry.

Even if the film is not fully finished, it received a standing ovation at the end of the screening. Below, several comments on the film:

It’s very human, romantic and sincere. I was touched and I even cried when the leading actor was breaking up with the innocent woman

Source & a good article

On Twitter:

The Chinese-language version of “Dangerous Liaisons” has been a huge hit at Cannes! Check out… fb.me/1URDIRLeX

@ChinesePod

Zhang Ziyi & Cecilia Cheung steal the show in Dangerous Liaisons. Zhang breaks your heart. Cecilia makes you root against her.

@filmfest

Dangerous Liaisons was exquisite, and brought in something new to familiar story. Cecilia Cheung is absolutely brilliant in it #cannes2012

@FilmLandEmpire

And now, enjoy the first trailer

Moreover, The Grandmasters was screened in Cannes yesterday, not the whole film but some footage. Thierry Frémaux said that the footage was edited by Wong Kar-Wai for the festival.

Source: Weibo/Movienews

The 5 minutes screened yesterday were focused on Ziyi’s character. Filmed in a snowy place, we can see Ziyi as a child looking at her father while he’s practising his martial art. At the same time, we see Ziyi training herself in the falling snow. The journalists who saw it were very impressed by the beauty of this cinematography. A Chinese journalist filmed the footage and posted it on Youku but it was quickly removed, although a copy was saved on Baidu. If you are curious. you can watch it here but be warned the quality is not good.

Dangerous Liaisons & Guizhou Braun

Ziyi’s new movie, Dangerous Liaisons, will be screened at Directors’ Fortnight on May 24th and May 25th. A new poster has been released for the occasion. According to some rumours, Jang Dong-gun and Zhang Ziyi won’t be able to come to Cannes this year. Ziyi is still busy filming The Grandmasters. Let’s hope we’ll know more in the coming days…

Also, Ziyi recently signed with the Chinese brandGuizhou Braun to promote collagen products in China.

Dangerous Liaisons: 2 HQ stills

Take a look at two new stills of the film.

Dangerous Liaisons: “the most ‘clean’ adaptation of the novel ever”

We have some more information about Dangerous Liaisons today…

The original novel indeed was banned. However, the novel doesn’t just cover matters concerning a love. It has more deep meanings. We interpret the novel’s humanism from a new angle. It will be the most ‘clean’ adaptation of the novel ever.

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Dangerous Liaisons Chinese Release Date

Dangerous Liaisons will be released on September 27th in China.
Thanks to Sina we can enjoy three new gorgeous posters of the film featuring Zhang Ziyi as Du Fenyu, Jiang Dong-Gun as Xie Yifan and Cecilia Cheung as Mo Jieyu.

Dangerous Liaisons at La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at Cannes

What an exciting news! Hur Jin-ho’s film “Dangerous Liaisons” will be screened at “La quinzaine des Réalisateurs” (17 May – 27 May) during the Cannes Film Festival.

Among the various sections at the Cannes Film Festival, the Directors’ Fortnight is distinguished by its independent-mindedness, its non-competitive nature and its concern to cater to non-professional Cannes audiences, which can buy a subscription for the entire Fortnight program or purchase tickets for individual screenings.

I invite you to take a look at the official page of the Directors’ Fortnight.

Let’s hope that our favourite actress will spend some time in France during the festival! Rendez-vous in May.

Forever Young Beijing Press Conference

Thanks to the press conference held in Tsinghua University auditorium, we have some information about the film.

The shooting took place into the Tsinghua University campus. Some students of the university join the cast during the shooting. The script of the film has been changed several times during the shooting (even 20 minutes before the shooting) but the plot of the film remains quite mysterious. But what we know is that the main subject is the youth. Director Li Fangfang was tight-lipped but she revealed that she showed the script to the actors and let them choose their own role. The shooting in Beijing has been completed, the crew will shoot soon to the Yunnan. Shooting should be completed in September.

Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Huang Xiaoming played four students who harbour dreams of Tsinghua. Zhang Ziyi played a student and seemed to enjoy her “friendly” character and the stress-free shooting.