Original Title: 无问西东
Directed by: Li Fangfang
Written by: Li Fangfang
Cinematography: Cao Yu
Music by: Liu Tao
Genres: Drama, Romance
Duration: 138 min
Release Date: 12 January 2018
Filming Dates: November 2011 – May 2012
Filming Locations: China (Beijing, Yunnan)
• By the end of 2012, the film had finished shooting but no updates were made until late 2017. It was finally released 6 years after the initial announcement.
• Actress Zhang Ziyi and actor Huang Xiaoming both mentioned in previous interviews that they cried after reading the script.
• Director Li commented in June 2014 that she is extremely meticulous about post-production and the film will be ready for release by the end of that year. However, it was not.
• The director praised the cast of her movie, “every one of them wanted to act as best as they can for their roles. We worked sincerely together and hope to tell a good story.”
• Sun Zhonghuai, CEO of Penguin Pictures and Vice President at Tencent Holdings Ltd., one of the film’s producers, said the nearly 6-year wait has made this production “a legend” in Chinese film industry.
• The film was shot in film stock and may be the last film in China produced this way as most film processing studios have closed as Chinese filmmakers turn to digital filmmaking. –China.org.cn
Tencent Starlight Awards
10th Macau Movie Festival
Nominations: 15th Guangzhou Student Film Festival, 2018 Weibo Movie Awards, 25th Huading Film Awards
|2016 Douban Film Awards||Most Anticipated Film||–||Nominated|
|2017 Douban Film Awards||Most Anticipated Film||–||Nominated|
|2018 China Film Media Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Zheng Zheng||Nominated|
|2018 Tencent Starlight Awards||Most Powerful Actress||Zhang Ziyi||Won|
|2018 Guangzhou Student Film Festival||Best Actress||Zhang Ziyi||Nominated|
|Best Screenplay||Li Fangfang||Nominated|
|2018 Macau Movie Festival||Jury Grand Prix||Li Fangfang||Won|
|Best Actor||Wang Leehom||Won|
|Best Actress||Zhang Ziyi||Won|
|2019 Huading Film Awards||Best Actress||Zhang Ziyi||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Michelle Yim||Nominated|