The female director, and the ladies of the film talk about the film. Sorry, I have no subs, but you can always look at the pretty sets. I think I’m setting myself up for a great disappointment by looking forward to this film so much, but eh. What’s life without hopes?
The thing is, I really like this film because of the genre (aka fun chick flick), which was rather undeveloped until recently in China, but has endless potential at the moment. I don’t dislike the artsy films of China’s past when I look at them separately, but I also don’t think it speaks well of a film industry to be mainly comprised of those films. There should be a balance, a diversity and China’s slowly (or rapidly?) getting there.
I sort of blab about Zhang Ziyi a bit underneath the cut, so if that doesn’t interest you…
Zhang Ziyi, co-producer of the film, says in the video “I want people to see that China can make such good comedies”. It comes off as a bit pretentious, and ZZY does have that unfortunate attribute sometimes in her speech, whether it really reflects her as a person or not, but I’ve always felt she has good points underneath her statements and she’s able to look at the Chinese from an overall standpoint, as an industry, compared to other industries, along with its faults and potential, but still supportive of it.
I remember in one of Instyle Magazine‘s yearly features on the Sundance festival in which they celebrate Indie film by asking big-name actors the question, “How do you know you’re in an indie film?”, and the actors answer things like, I carpool with the director, or I make breakfast for the crew. ZZYat the time, which must have been something like five years ago, said “In China, all the films are kind of indie”. Which was completely true…the only big-budget films back then were things like Hero or Curse of the Golden Flower, because those films planned to cater to another market, America’s. Now it’s changed, and China can have big-budgeted movies for her own audience. which is exciting.
So looking forward to this, and anything else Zhang Ziyi wants to produce in the future.
Tell me if anyone wants a specific part translated.