Season 4 of I Am An Actor features Zhang Ziyi, Yu Zheng and director Derek Tsang(Soul Mate, Better Days) as the main judges, and actors Zhang Songwen(The Bad Kids), Hao Lei(Sheep Without A Shepherd) and Li Chengru (who is known for being too honest on Tencent’s acting show) as the coaches. To be honest, I’m more interested in the drama and constructive criticism that will be coming from the judge’s corner. Out of the 33 contestants, I’ll be watching out for the talented Liu Duanduan(Joy of Life) and Li Meng(The Bad Kids).
Soul Mate director Derek Tsang’s coming-of-age crime film Better Days won a whopping eight awards at the 39th Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenwriters, Best Actress, Best New Actor (Yi Yangqianxi), Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Original Theme Song.
Best Actress winner Zhou Dongyu is now one step closer to achieving the grand slam of Chinese cinema (Golden Rooster / Golden Horse / HKFA), a feat that has only been accomplished by Zhou Xun and Zhang Ziyi.
Loosely based on Jiu Yuexi’s In His Youth, In Her Beauty, the new film from Derek Tsang (Soul Mate) is titled Better Days少年的你, and focuses on the issue of schoolyard bullying and its consequences. Zhou Dongyu (Us and Them) plays model student Chen Nian, and Yi Yangqianxi (currently seen in variety show Phantacity 2018) costars as phys ed student Bei Ye, an outcast at school who becomes a good friend of the heroine.