The longest-filmed modern idol drama I’ve heard of, So Young 致青春 shot in three locations in Italy (Milan, Florence, and Lucca) and five in China (Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing, Wuyuan) over a period of six months. The adaptation also features on-site recording, another bonus. Starring Chen Yao, Yang Le, Zhang Danfeng, Ma Ke, and Cai Jingwen, So Young is set to air July 11th, and I’m definitely looking forward to it!
Did all the Chinese directors decided to upgrade their camera, costumes, and lighting departments? Because there are so many dramas that looks pretty visually (even without the photo filters here).
From the Wuyuan riverside to the Shanghai cityscape to the Lucca countryside , Chen Yao and Zhang Danfeng pose for a romantic kiss wherever they go. Drama So Young is set to air on July 1st.
Chen Yao, Yang Le, Ma Ke, and Cai Jingwen tackle on Yang Zishan, Mark Zhao, and Han Geng in the much brighter(literally) and younger TV adaptation of So Young 致青春. I’m a fan of both leads, and the trailer actually looks like a lot more fun than the film. No news on broadcasting yet.
My Old Classmate and But Always are both recent films following the nostalgic trend after the success of So Young and American Dreams in China, but did they succeed, or were they mere capitalistic ventures to ride on the commercial success of their predecessors? Warning: There might be spoilers.
Faye Wong sings the theme for “So Young,” Zhao Wei‘s directorial debut and masters thesis featuring Mark Zhao, Han Geng, Yang Zishan, Tong Liya, Zheng Kai etc.
I love how the bright colors of the posters blow the cut. They give this upcoming film So Young 致青春, directed by Zhao Wei a cheerful, youthful glow. Built on the melancholy theme “disappear with the wind,” the film will center around the trials and tribulations of youths as they struggle to find their way in this changing world. (A young girl pursues her childhood sweetheart, and finally gets into the college he went to, only to learn that he has left to study abroad. She makes new friends, becomes enemies with a cold but handsome man, and then falls for him – but wait, there’s more! She graduates college, and years later, both men return to her life….)
Look below the cut to see posters where people break things in pretty color schemes. The movie is adapted from a novel called In Honor of Our Youth, Which Will Ultimately Depart (that’s another hint about the tone of the film). The film stars Han Geng, Mark Chao, Yang Zishan, Cya Liu, Jiang Shuying, Zheng Kai and Tong Liya. Look below the cut posters where people break things in pretty color schemes. Continue reading
Zhao Wei’s directorial debut, “So Young 致我们终将逝去的青春” starring Han Geng, Mark Zhao, Yang Zishuan, Tong Liya, Huang MIng, Zheng Kai, etc. released its first trailer today. The film, set to be released on Valentine’s Day this year, is based on the book of the same name. The film feels surprisingly artsy despite it being a commercial film. That’s no surprise, though, considering her graduate adviser in directing was Tian Zhuangzhuang, whose traces can be felt in the trailer.
Watch the trailer below, although I wish the trailer was of higher quality, though.