I knew I had forgotten at least one movie in my previous post, and Wheat‘s one of them. It also opens on the 28th; My Fair Gentleman has some really stiff competition. This is the comeback movie of director He Ping, whose last movie was 2004’s well-received Warriors of Heaven and Earth.
Huang Jue is probably unknown to anyone who doesn’t follow Chinese dramas, but he gained a popularity boost this yearwith the series Qing Cheng Zi Lian. He’s always had some fame though. His last film was rock movie Air Diary with Xu Fei (yeah…I had no idea either, but I like the theme song). And I’m sure you know Fan Bingbing from a gazillion different things this year . I wonder if she is tired of shooting movies or photoshoots yet. Probably not. I wish I had her energy.
Trailer for wheat, a quote from Huang Jue on Fan Bingbing, and more pics behind the cut.
The interview in Chinese is here. Usually I’m too lazy to translate in full, but I did the part below. It’s not that I am a big fan of Fan Bingbing, and I do get tired of seeing her, but I think she gets a lot of unwarranted dislike, and that’s true for a lot of people in the industry.
Huang Jue on Fan Bingbing
She acts very well, and knows how to take of others. She’s a very open and lively girl, and a bit tomboyish. In reality, I was prejudiced towards her before working with her. Only after working with her, did I discover she’s been demonized by certain media outlets.
Trailer for Wheat
– what would you prefer to see? This or My Fair Gentleman?
Synopsis: (from ixfirefly@yt)
The story is set on the Battle of Changping in 260BC during China’s Warring States Period. The famous battle ended with a decisive victory of the state of Qin over Zhao and an after-battle execution of a majority of Zhao soldiers.
Two Qin soldiers escape from the battlefield and enter the state of Zhao. They find that all males above 15 years old were sent to war and only women and children stay at home. These two Qin soldiers do not dare to tell the defense of the Zhao army ended in failure. They have to lie to survive…