Zhang Yimou’s Shadow 影 has released three more posters and ton of stills. Some of the images are quite stunning, and Zhang Yimou is a visual master, but If this film doesn’t get some major shadow reduction, no one’s going to see anything that’s going on in a dark movie theater.
In the first teaser for Shadow, we’re introduced to the son of an official Ziyu (Deng Chao), who has been sharing a life with his stand-in Jingzhou since the age of eight. It seems like that Jingzhou takes over everything at some point, including his wife Xiao-Ai (Sun Li).
Shadowis all about opposites – light and dark, yin and yang – and I’m hoping the future teasers will be as stylish as the posters. Deng Chao (The Liquidator) will be playing two characters, and Sun Li (Nothing Gold Can Stay) costars as his wife.
Youthand The Liquidatorboth cancelled their September/October air dates pretty abruptly, and it was reportedly because some of the scenes couldn’t pass by censorship board. Both movies have gotten new premiere dates – Youth will be released in cinemas on December 15th, while The Liquidator will follow on December 22nd.
Shadow 影 will be real-life married couple Deng Chao(The Dead End) and Sun Li’s (Legend of Mi Yue) third film collaboration, after Mural 画壁 and Devil and Angel 恶棍天使. Those movies were quite disastrous, so here’s to hoping Zhang Yimou (The Flowers of War, Coming Home) can work his magic this time round.
“I’m not immune to anger, pain or grief. It’s just that I don’t speak about the imperfect and shameful things.”
I Belonged To You 从你的全世界路过 is a romance film adapted from Zhang Jiajia’s popular short-story collection, and features an ensemble cast made up of Deng Chao, Bai Baihe, YangYang, Zhang Tianai, Yue Yunpeng and Liu Yan. It is also the latest project from notorious producer and director Zhang Yibai (Never Gone, movie version of Love O2O).
A belated Happy Chinese New Year to all of our beloved Cfensi readers! Who else stuffed themselves silly with delicious food? It looks like Ruby Lin did too, although I hope y’all had better food than pizza. (I mean, no offense to pizza, which I love, but it just can’t compare with good Chinese food.)
During this past round-up, our favorite celebrities celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival (aka the Moon Festival) and got up to some other shenanigans. Kicking us off is Tang Yan and her picture-perfect moon cake. She’s currently filming the movie Bounty Hunter (赏金猎人) and will follow that up with the drama The Princess Weiyoung (锦绣未央). As always, keeping busy.