Liu Shishi features on the cover of iDest. The actress can be seen in currently airing drama To Dear Myself.
The Bond 乔家的儿女 is an upcoming family drama that will span 30 years and stars Bai Yu as the oldest son of the Qiao family. He becomes the sole guardian of his four younger siblings after their mother’s death, and the children of the Qiao family learn to stand by each other through thick and thin.(more…)
iQiyi crime thriller Who Is Murderer 谁是凶手 comes from director Sun Hao (Joy of Life, Bad Guys Must Die) and stars Xiao Yang and Dong Zijian as police officers and Zhao Liying as a doctor. Initial sources reported the drama as an adaption of the Baiyin Murders. The original synopsis is translated below:
In 2006, rookie police officer Leng Xiaobing (Xiao Yang) comes face to face with the serial killer responsible for the rape-murders of eight women. However, he is unable to fire, and the killer disappears from sight. Ten years later, police academy graduate Xia Mu (Dong Zijian) joins the local detective team. Unbeknowst to most, Xia Mu is the sole witness of the last murder, and suddenly, all the clues begin to converge.
Known for his use of light to decorate his objects, Liu Zongyuan’s photographs often feel like they come from the impressionist school of painting. You might remember him from the famous Mulan-like photoshoot he did for Liu Yifei, but that photoshoot is not even up there among his best. He often brings an ethereal beauty to his subjects and their surroundings. Liu Yifei is probably Liu Zongyuan’s most common muse and the one who put him on the map, but he is also a frequent collaborator with actresses like Liu Shishi (who loves him so much she got him to do her wedding shoot) and Li Qin.(more…)
If you’re tired of the lack of new releases, consider getting tickets for virtual screenings at some of the world’s biggest film festivals. Most have strong geo-blocking so you can only watch them in the allowed regions. There’s also drive-in tickets for the New York and Toronto if you’re too concerned about the pandemic to go to cinema viewings. All of the festivals have Chinese-language films, although the film I’m mostly excited to see is Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland.
Yang Zi plays He Dun, the titular character in the loose adaption of Bi Shumin’s novel of the same name. The drama will follow the heroine’s growth trajectory as she comes to accept and understand her childhood trauma and learns to repair her relationship with her mother. Jing Boran costars as Qian Kaiyi, the co-host of He Dun’s radio show and her love interest.(more…)
The Promise of Chang’an is a remake of 2003 classic The Secret History of Xiaozhuang and stars Zhao Yingzi, Cheng Yi and Han Dong in a Tang dynasty love triangle.
The 68 episode drama comes from the director-writer team behind this year’s xianxia romance Love and Redemption, and will release 2 episodes every Thurs-Sat on Tencent. English subs should be available on WeTV.
Forever and Ever 一生一世 follows their modern lifetime, and stars Bai Lu as Shi Yi, a talented voice actor who still retains memories of her past life. Ren Jialun plays Shi Yi’s future husband Zhou Shengchen, a chemistry professor who is forced to take over a family business unrelated to his career.(more…)
Meng Jia and Wang Feifei reunite for a melody of Miss A favorites as well as their own solo songs on Sisters Who Make Waves. If they couldn’t re-debut together, at least they have this stage for fans.(more…)