When designer Lawrence Xu puked rainbow unicorns over Liu Yifei and Yang Yang.
Liu Yifei is pretty much the definition of fairylike for me, and so I was so excited when she announced she’ll be playing a fox immortal in Once Upon a Time三生三世十里桃花. Unfortunately, even her and Yang Yang’s face could not savage the film’s undeveloped characters, zero chemistry, poor acting, and atrocious aesthetics.
The film opens as Bai Qian (Liu Yifei), a fox fairy that is 30,000-years-old, runs through the forest like fairies do and then enters a giant jellyfish carriage to attend a wedding. There we find out that the immortals have terrible taste in fashion, and Bai Qian finds a wandering child who speaks like Siri. Soon we learn that Bai Qian looks just like the child’s mother, and the child’s father is her betrothed (Yang Yang) . What a small world!
It’s hard to criticize this face, but it’s about the only thing going for the film.
Actress Crystal Liu Yifei ( catch her in upcoming Once Upon a Time) brings a modern take on wuxia for her Cosmo photoshoot by Liu Zongyuan. Now i really want a modern wuxia film with this type of styling.
Liu Yifei and Yang Yang‘s fantasy romance filmOnce Upon a Timehas released a pretty new teaser, and focuses on Bai Qian / Susu and Ye Hua’s heart-wrenching romance. Images of significant locations have also been released – for those familiar with the source novel (or drama adaption), how many can you recognise?
With a drama and a movie version of this story, I’m reminded of the story Two of Everything with the magic pot.
Once Upon a Time, formerly Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, has released more posters, a new teaser and confirmed a premiere date of July 21st. Starring Liu Yifei and Yang Yang, fans of these actors can get a better look at the movie version.
A short post for an equally short teaser – here’s the 25 second sneak peek for Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, starring Liu Yifei (Never Gone)and Yang Yang (Love O2O)as deities whose love for each other transcends three lifetimes. The movie is tentatively scheduled for a summer 2017 release.
The movie version of Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花 has released posters and images. Starring Liu Yifei, Yang Yang, and Peng Zisu, those who want to watch something but can not imagine themselves adding another must watch drama on their list can take a look.
Everyone’s had a pig-headed classmate in their youth…(you’ll get this if you watch the trailer)
So Young 2: Never Gone 致青春：原来你还在这里 is a romance film based on the novel of the same name by Xin Yiwu (辛夷坞). The film stars Liu Yifei as the struggling student Su Yunjin and Kris Wu Yifan as the high school genius Cheng Zheng who takes a liking to her.
With a view to his mating, the one and only object of his life, the Night Peacock moth is gifted with a wonderful prerogative. He is able to discover the object of his desire in spite of distance, obstacles and darkness.
– Jean-Henri Fabre, The Life of the Caterpillar
The go-to mainstream actor for artsy films, Liu Ye, joins Liu Yifei in the first film to be screened in China by writer and director Dai Sijie since Balzac and the Seamstress in 2002.
Night Peacock 夜孔雀 tells of flute player Elsa (Liu Yifei) and her romantic escapades with first a scholar of silk (Leon Lai) and then a tattoo artist (Liu Ye). Yu Shaoqun joins the cast as the silk scholar’s Leon Lai’s son, a Sichuanese opera singer who appears to be into cross-dressing and may be in a mental asylum based on the trailer.
I’m guessing that Liu Yifei is banking on this to be a career-changing film after a series of poor commercial flicks and poor acting. Hopefully she can prove herself this time. The film airs on May 20th.
Some of you have probably heard of the song “Descendants of the Dragon” (龙的传人), originally written by Hou Dejian and later covered by several artists including Wang Leehom. Well, it seems being a descendant of the dragon also means having a voracious appetite, as adorably depicted by Zhao Liying.