Golden Crane Awards

Ziyi just won two prizes at the 7th Golden Crane Awards in Japan. Affiliated with the prestigious Tokyo International Film Festival, the China Film Week celebrates and honors Chinese cinema with the Golden Crane Awards. This Year, Ziyi was awarded Best Actress and Best New Director for My Country, My parents. The actress unsurprisingly couldn’t attend the ceremony in Japan, but nonetheless sent a video that can be watched below.

Ziyi to star in ‘The Murderer’

After a few attempts to work with Peter Chan, particularly a book adaptation that was in development for years ironically called Waiting with Takeshi Kaneshiro, Ziyi may work with the Hong Kong director after all. Variety and Screen Daily are reporting that she will lead the suspense thriller The Murderer.

Projects starring Donnie Yen and Zhang Ziyi are among the independently produced TV series to be launched on the sidelines of this week’s Busan International Film Festival. The company responsible is Changin’ Pictures, a would-be studio being hatched by Hong Kong-based film director and producer Peter Chan Ho-sun.

Chan himself will direct Zhang in “The Murderer,” a suspense thriller set in 1944 Shanghai. Based on real events, the story focuses on a woman who is accused of murdering and dismembering her abusive husband. “By depicting the vagaries of her various trials, this series exposes the vicissitudes of leadership change in China from Japanese Occupation to the Nationalist government to the birth of new China,” Changin’ Pictures said.

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi is set to star in The Murderer, a true crime suspense thriller based on a case in 1940s Shanghai. Chan will direct the thriller in which Zhang plays a woman accused of dismembering her husband.

2022 China Movie Channel Awards

On September 3rd, Ziyi attented the 2022 China Movie Channel Awards in Beijing, the Media Honors Ceremony of China Movie Channel. My Country, My Parents won Most Popular Film, Ren Sinuo won Most Popular New Actress, and Ziyi was awarded with the prize for Most Popular New Director.

Bvlgari Event in Shanghai

Yesterday, Ziyi was at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre to attend a Fashion event for Bvlgari.

Marie Claire September 2022

Marie Claire September 2022
The Chinese Edition of Marie Claire is featuring Ziyi on their September issue with four different covers. The gorgeous photoshoot was taken by Xu Ruang in Xining, while she was the Director of the jury of the FIRST Youth Film Festival. We updated the website with videos and all the available pictures.
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Film Power Forum

Along with director Huang Jianxin, Liu Haoran and many other big names in the Chinese film industry, Ziyi attended a press conference at the 16th Beijing Film Festival. They shared some thoughts on the future of Chinese filmmaking.

Some quotes of Ziyi during the conference:

I believe teamwork is an indispensable part of producing high-quality films. We need directors, actors, screenwriters and other crew members to all do their best. And for our actresses, I think one of the most important things is to have enough understanding of the characters and have a strong faith in themselves and their abilities.

Also we talk about what is a ‘Superior’ film, but I don’t think anyone on stage or behind the scenes should think about it first. We should first take out our most essential sincere dedication to our career, which I think may be more important than ‘Superior.

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FIRST Youth Film Festival

As you may already know, Ziyi was the Jury president of the 16th FIRST Youth Film Festival in Xining this year. She attended a few events, including a screening of The Grandmaster, a press conference of the jury and of course the closing ceremony. There, she announced the best film’s winner: One and Four, directed by Jigme Trinley.

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2022 Cannes XR x VeeR Future Award Announcement

Ziyi just announced the winner or the VeeR Future Award – Best VR Story: Alex Honnold: The Soloist VR, directed by Jonathan Griffith.

“It’s been a privilege to be a part of the Cannes XR 2022 Jury. It was a unique experience to immerse myself in this new art form. Virtual reality allows us to step right into the narrative. I was able to interact with the characters, and, sometimes, I was part of the storytelling. This experience opened my eyes to the endless possibilities that this technology can offer film-making”, Ms. Zhang Ziyi said.

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