Gong Li plays an actress-spy in Lou Ye-directed Saturday Fiction

After a minor hiatus, Gong Li returns with a triple punch – arthouse film Saturday Fiction, Disney’s live-action Mulan, and a Lang Ping bioepic by Peter Chan.

Gong Li plays a Republican Era diva who doubles as a spy in the Lou Ye-directed Saturday Fiction 兰心大剧院. The film, making its debut today at the Venice Film Festival, released its first full trailer today. It’s also going to be screening at TIFF if you’re in the area.