Chengdu cast full of love


Other than HQ dramas and series, much better interviews and a superior icon (cute fox versus creepy eye, make your pick), Sohu has just gave us another reason why it’s so much better than Sina. Only Sohu can follow the cast of “Chengdu I love You” from Chengdu to Venice to Korea, and shoot exclusive photoshoots that range from a masquerade ball to this.
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Tan Weiwei in Venice



While the shortened version of “Chengdu, I love you” was the closing film for the Venice Film Festival, the only one of its actors with claim to Chengdu residency, Tan Weiwei, took the time to take this gorgeous photoshoot in Venice courtesy of Sohu. I love the vibrancy of the colors and the gorgeous mask.
Tan Weiwei’ recently released one of those “hot” albums that features a compilation of already popular songs that is generally done by little-known singers like Yu Kewei before Super Girls, which makes me worried about Tan Weiwei’s music career. But before that, she had that gorgeously underpromoted single – I forgot to say. More pictures under the cut.

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1/3 of “Chengdu, I Love You” Becomes its Own Movie


In my growing apathy for this movie, I failed to miss this bizarre news which brought my interest back up a notch, and along with it many mixed feelings. As you may have read in early reports, this movie was supposed to show past, present, and future Chengdu, Sichuan, perhaps my favorite city. Well, it seems that the present-day segment, directed by the Korean director Heo Jin-ho,  has become so commercially enticing that it is being developed into its own movie called Season of Good Rain, leaving the past and future segments in its dust. I feel sorry for the Venice film festival thinking that it invited a full movie to close its festival, but only ending upwith 2/3. I feel sorry for the other two directors as well.  But at the same time, I’m almost rejoicing.

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News Roundup 7/25/09 – 8/2/09


Fusion Band

After being inactive for half a year, Fusion will be back with a second album. When asked why the long absence, their company said that they’ve been concentrating on their next album which is reaching the end stages of its production. Now they’ll be starting performances again to warm up for their new release.

This is probably the best music news in this batch, the rest are just sad ones about company matters.

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“Chengdu, I Love You” Unveils Its Cast


Gao Yuanyuan and Korean actor Jung Woo-Sung will star in "Chengdu, I Love You" as one of the three main couples.

Chengdu I Love You, the collaboration between a Chinese, Hong Kong and Korean director to show off the city of Chengdu through love stories had a press conference with the three directors and the stars of each segment of the film.

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Cui Jian Takes On “Chengdu, I Love You”


What do you mean rockers shouldn't wear pink caps?

Cui Jian, one of the founders of Chinese rock, whose exposition usually involves mercilously mocking modern pop stars and the practice of lip-synching and anything else ruining the quality of Chinese music, shows his softer side as he turns his attention to directing, and away from the world of music.

Last December, Zhongbo Media announced the filming of “Chengdu I love you,” which will have three segments one directed by Cui Jian, a film  similar to “Paris, je t’aime” and “New York, I Love You.”  Chendu is the capital of Sichuan province, which was devastated by the earthquake in May.

Cui Jian said, ” I believe Chengdu people are like the French of China. They’re romantic with a happy attitude. That type of attitude allows them to calmly face the problems they face. After the Sichuan earthquake, they quickly recovered from the pains and went back to rebuilding their home. Through this film, I hope people will better understand Chengdu, understand the lives and feelings of the Chengdu people.

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