3rd Hainan International Film Festival – Closing Ceremony

Yesterday, Ziyi attended closing ceremony of the 3rd Hainan Island International Film Festival.

3rd Hainan Film Festival Introduction

As the official ambassador of the 3rd Hainan International Film Festival, a video of Ziyi introducing the festival was just released.

3rd Hainan Film Festival Ambassador

Ziyi announced yesterday that she will serve as an official ambassador for this year’s Hainan Film Festival. The opening ceremony is set for December 5th.

Clé de Peau Beauté Shanghai Promotion

Ziyi was in Shanghai again to promote Clé de Peau Beauté. She also accepted an interview for Teacher Xu that you can watch in the Video Archives.

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Lanvin Event in Shanghai

Ziyi made her first public appearance of the year in Shanghai. She was photographed on the red carpet of a Lanvin event. Some pictures and two videos were added.

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Harper’s Bazaar Magazine Cover

Another magazine cover for Ziyi. This time, she is featured on the cover of the Chinese edition of Harper’s Bazaar. The artsy black & white photoshoot is the work of famous fashion photographer Chen Man. Enjoy!

On another note, Ziyi was nominated at the 35th Hundred Flowers Awards for her acting in The Climbers. Unsurprisingly, the film didn’t receive a nomination for Best Picture.

Vogue China Magazine Cover

Vogue China Magazine Cover

Vogue China just published the pictures and the cover for its September edition in which Ziyi poses for a gorgeous and artsy photoshoot by Russian photographer Elizaveta Porodina. A short film promoting the magazine was also released.

More about the scrapped Godzilla Post-Credit Scene

It was rumoured a while ago. Ziyi’s characters in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the “Mothra Twins”, were supposed to reunite in a post-credit scene that was never filmed. Director Michael Dougherty posted the concept art of the scene on his Instagram.

The artwork shows the character of Doctor Ilene Chen, played by Zhang Ziyi, walking through a ramen bar towards a secret tunnel. There she meets with her twin sister Doctor Ling Chen, and they have a brief conversation. Then Ilene Chen enters a room containing the egg of the noble kaiju Mothra, being taken care of by her twin daughters.

The full importance of this scene will be readily apparent to those versed in early Godzilla movies lore. Traditionally, Mothra was depicted as a deity and protector of a group of humans living on an island. Mothra interacted with the islanders through the Shobijin, which refers to twin sisters who have the ability to commune with Mothra.

While the lore of the Shobjin was not explored in King of the Monsters, the post-credit scene would have confirmed they were indeed a part of the movie. It would have also confirmed that the responsibility of taking care of the Mothra egg has been passed on from Doctor Chen and her twin sister to her twin daughters, who are the new Shobjin.

Instead, the special relationship between the two Chen sisters and Mothra was only hinted at in the film. However, with the reveal of the scrapped post-credits scene, Dougherty has pretty much confirmed that a reborn Mothra will be making an appearance in the next film in the series.

To read more about it, check the article on MovieWeb.