Mystery drama for those who want something different.
Righteous Ardour of Changan (Detective Samoyeds) 热血长安 is set to be released on January 13th. Special thanks to Sharon for pointing out the upcoming release date. Starring Xu Haiqiao, Ju Jingyi, Zhang Xinyuan, Chen Xiaomeng, Li He, and Liu Guanlin, those interested can maybe check it out.
Clothing from the kingdom of Chu. I seem to remember that Chu, although conquered later by the Qin, seemed to have a strong influence from a cultural perspective on the Han Dynasty (Clothing and Happiness).
It’s been a while since we’ve done this so we’re going to do a more historically-inspired take through the Chinese history timeline. This week we start with the Warring States Period from Clothing and Happiness 裝束與樂舞 and Experiencing Dynastic Restoration 朝代復原體驗. Remember that this is still a time period when Chinese underwear was in develop to properly cover the body. Therefore, thick and heavy clothes were favored by the upper class.
Our Time Will Come 明月几时有 (previously known as The Great Escape) is the latest project from critically acclaimed director Ann Hui (The Golden Era) and stars Zhou Xun (Meet Miss Anxiety) as Fang Gu, a school teacher who becomes a guerrilla fighter in order to defend Hong Kong from Japanese occupation.
Eddie Peng plays Liu Jinjin, a legendary gunman who is also a master of disguise. He is a well-educated youth who can hold his own in a debate with scholars, as well as a skilled fighter capable of protecting his comrades.
Wallace Huo (Suddenly Seventeen)is the romantic idealist Li Jinrong, who only dreams of a peaceful future with his lover Fang Gu. Li Jinrong soon realises there is no place for naivety in a place torn apart by war, and joins a group of fighters to protect his homeland.
Our Time Will Come is slated to premiere on July1st.
I was having doubts about this drama at first but some of the sets and stuff are really nice.
TheseSon of Hero have been sitting around for a while. Starring Gao Yunxiang, Li Man, Zhu Zixiao, Liu Yuxin, Xie Xiangming, Zhang Zijian, Shi Xiaolong, Yang Tongshu, Weng Hong, Ma Junwei, Shang Tiantong, and Jiang Mingyang, something for people looking for a Song dynasty drama.
The Taoism Grandmaster 玄门大师 has a couple more stills sitting on my computer so here they go. Starring Tong Mengshi, Wang Xiuzhu, Pei Zitian, Zhao Yue, Wang Youshuo, Zhang Yazhuo, Li Daikun, Yang Xuanyi, Chu Han, Liu Zewen, Li Ji, Wu Yutong, Guo Jin, Zhang Ze, and Li Xinzhe, another action drama for the picking.
There have been at least a dozen remakes or spin-offs of the popular legend over the years, and this latest one has taken on the title of Heaven’s Prophecy: Legend of the White Snake天乩之白蛇传说 (there’s only so many combinations you can use).
Director Wu’ershan (Painted Skin II, Mojin: The Lost Legend) is one of the most consistent commercial film directors of his generation and imo the best Chinese-fantasy film director currently available. He has an open casting call for the leads of his next historical-fantasy film.
If you’re between the ages of 16-25, sign up with your cv and a photo or a video (I presume? It didn’t say in the casting call) at email@example.com or call at 18519159097 for more details.
Full Love 周末父母 (literal translation: Weekend Parents) stars Hawick Lau (The Legend of Flying Daggers) and Wang Ou (Happy Mitan) as a “post-80s” (born between 1980-1989) couple juggling childcare and employment demands.