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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.

China Film Director’s Guild Awards – Best Actress

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.