Liu Haoran, Arthur Chen, Zhang Xueying, Wenqi team up in new Chen Kaige film

This cast is so unbelievably amazing it feels like a fancast, but it’s real.

Director Chen Kaige (Farewell, My Concubine) brings together some of China’s top young actors for semi-autobiographical film  From Dust, Flowers Bloom 尘埃里开花.   Starring Liu Haoran, Arthur Chen, Zhang Xueying, Chen Wenqi, and Chen Hong,  the film is a coming-of-age story set in Beijing. Award-winning cinematographer Cao Yu (Forever Young) rounds up the all-star team.  Filming has already begun.  This is notably the first film by Chen Kaige to feature both his son Arthur and wife Chen Hong.

Filming ceremony. Not sure who the girl next to Zhang Xueying is.

Friday Photos

The Legends‘ two female sect leaders have their own poster and theme song  to celebrate their friendship.

Posters, stills, photoshoots, and random photos that caught my eye this week.

Photos this week includes Angelababy, Cai Xukun, Liu Haoran, Wu Lei, Bai Jingting, Dilraba, Chen Wenqi, Ouyang Nana, Guan Xiaotong, Zheng Yecheng, Zhang Yunlong, Xu Kai, as well as Bai Lu X Xiao Yan for The Legends, Song Qian X Song Weilong for Love Actually, Chen Feiyu and He Landou for film With You.

First moving look at Song Qian X Song Weilong for Love Actually

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Friday Photos – Award-winning actresses

Six best actresses – Joan Chen, Karena Lam, Zhao Tao, Gwei Lun-mei, Ma Sichun, and Chun Xia – gather for this photoshoot by Feng Chuxuan. I would love if some magazine started doing Chinese versions of the Vanity Fair photoshoots.

Joan Chen, Zhao Wei, Karena Lam, Zhao Tao, Gwei Lun-mei, Zhou Dongyu, Ma Sichun, Chun Xia, and Chen Wenqi. Continue reading

A window into Yang Mi, Tang Yan, Ni Ni, etc. at fashion event

Tang Yan will see you now.

It seems like it’s now a thing for fashion event to take group photos now.  This time,  Marie Claire captures Yang Mi, Tang Yan, Ni Ni, Angelababy, Zhou Dongyu, Victoria Song Qian, Li Qin, Zhao Wei, Wu Lei, Cai Xukun, Fan Chengcheng, Huang Xuan, Song Weilong, Sun Yi, Zhang Tian’ai, Lisa Lu, Song Zu’er, Wang Ziwen, Chen Wenqi, Dong Jie, Tong Liya, Jolin Tsai, He Sui, and Xi Mengyao behind a window.  This time we’re at Marie Claire. How does this compare to the Cosmo, Elle, and Vogue photoshoots earlier this year?

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New Return of the Condor Heroes releases two sets of character posters

New Return of the Condor Heroes (I refuse to acknowledge their official title The New Version of the Candor Heroes) made headlines yesterday after releasing a set of badly photoshopped posters, and tried to salvage the sinking drama by releasing a new set featuring Yang Guo (Tong Mengshi) and Xiaolongnv (Mao Xiaohui)…except I don’t think they succeeded.

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Friday Photos

This poster for Buried City To Shut All Lights 等到烟暖雨收 that I’ve never had time to put up because the drama is too boring to make another post for.

Random posters, stills, and photos that caught my eye lately. Any that caught yours?

A poster for currently filming idol drama 与其微醺何不醉. I really want to translate this as Why not drunk, but I’m willing to consider other names. It stars Song Yiren and newbies.

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Ninth drama adaption of Return of the Condor Heroes reveals cast

The latest adaption of Return of the Condor Heroes / Romance of the Condor Heroes 神雕侠侣 has confirmed Tong Mengshi (Colourful Bones) as Yang Guo, new actress Mao Xiaohui as Xiaolongnü and award-winning young actress Wenqi (Eagles and Youngster) as Guo Xiang.

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 Eagles and Youngsters airs today

Part  tomb-raiding  and part-nature adventure,   Eagles and Youngsters 天坑鹰猎 airs today on Youku and Youtube(?).  The series  is based on the book of the same name by author Tianxia Bachang of Candle in the Tomb fame.

This will be the first big-budget leading role for the two teenage leads, popular idol Wang Junkai and Golden Horse Best Supporting actress Chen Wenqi. They’re joined by Jiang Yiyi, Zheng Hao, and Ye Xiaowei.

trailer 1; Trailer 2; trailer 3 ; final trailer:

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