Filming begins for Liu Yifei, Chen Xiao’s Song Dynasty female ensemble drama A Dream of Splendor

A Dream of Splendor 梦华录 stars Liu Yifei (Mulan) as Zhao Pan’er, the owner of a Hangzhou teahouse who is abandoned by her husband-to-be Ouyang Xu after he ranks third in the national examinations. She embarks on a journey to the capital Bianjing to seek justice for herself, and helps Song Yinzhang (Lin Yun) and Sun Sanniang (Liu Yan) escape their abusive marriages along the way.

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Stars brave the cold for ELLE Style Awards

Below are some of the stars’ red carpet looks for the ELLE event – which ones are your favourite?

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Promo Round-up: Beautiful Reborn Flower

Song Weilong and Wang Yaoqing meet once more as love rivals.

Beautiful Reborn Flower stars Song Weilong as the hero who struggles to work out which of the sisters (both played by Lin Yun) he is actually in love with. The synopsis suggests they’re two different people, but the trailer makes me think they’re the same person after all?

Filmed in 2017, the 50 episode drama releases 2 eps every Friday to Monday on iQiyi and Tencent. English subs will be available on their respective apps / Tencent WeTV. It’s also available on Youtube here.

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First look at Zhang Xincheng, Lin Yun in remake of Nodame Cantabile

The remake of Japanese manga Nodame Cantabile is titled Symphony’s Romance 蜗牛与黄鹂鸟 and stars Zhang Xincheng (My Huckleberry Friends) as Li Zhenyi, as a talented pianist who wants to become a conductor, but is initially unwilling to commit to further education overseas due to a childhood trauma.

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Friday Photos

Poster for Jia Zhangke’s latest film, Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue, a journey of modern China via writers Jia Pingwa, Yu Hua, and Liang Hong

Photos, stills, and posters that caught our eyes this week.

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Celebrity Schedules: December 2019

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Round-up of celebrity Decembers schedules put out by their workshops and what drama/film they’re working on right now, mostly selected based on if I liked their photo.

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