Based on Liang Xiaosheng’s award-winning novel of the same name, A Lifelong Journey 人世间 chronicles the rapid modernisation of China as seen through the eyes of a pair of siblings played by Lei Jiayin and Song Jia. Xin Baiqing and Yin Tao costar.
The CCTV-produced drama is directed by Li Lu (In the Name of the People) and written by Wang Hailing (Chinese Style Divorce) and Wang Daou.
Over the past week, Mango TV, Tencent and iQiyi have released teasers and promos for select dramas that will probably air next year (follow the links for more information). Which ones are you looking forward to most?
At first I thought Goodbye, My Love was just about Song Jia’s character having a breakdown after discovering her husband’s (Yu Entai) extramarital affair – turns out Liu Mintao is also playing a wife who finds out her husband (Huang Jue) has been unfaithful.
The 12 episode miniseries is produced by Wu Bai and directed by new female director Liu Ziwei.
I like how the concept teaser for Pride and Price likens signing a contract to an imminent battle where everyone has their own schemes and ideas. Starring Anita Yuen, Song Jia, Chen He, Wang Yaoqing, Wang Longzheng and Song Zu’er, the drama will probably be released this year. [Character Intros]
Pride and Price 盛装 is a glimpse into the lives of the people responsible for a top fashion magazine as they navigate the challenges that come with the digital age. Song Jia and Anita Yuen play editors who hold opposing views regarding the magazine’s future direction.
Tong Liya and Song Jia ready to take my heart on flight
Arthur Chen Feiyu as seen through his father’s eyes.
I don’t usually post these type of patriotic films since they’re usually just bad films, but the trailer for this actually looks really good. Me and My Motherland 我的我的祖国, a film celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in October, consists of eight parts separately shot by eight directors, ranging from veterans like Chen Kaige to rising talents like Wen Yan. Here’s what we know of the cast so far for each part:
Guan Hu (Mr. Six)– Ou Hao, Huang Bo, Wang Qianyuan
Zhang Yibai (Fleet of Time) – Zhang Jiayi, Zhang Ze
Xu Zheng (Lost in Thailand) – Liu Tao, Xu Zheng
Xue Xiaolu (Finding Mr. Right).- Du Jiang, Zhu Yilong, Gao Yalin
Ning Hao (Let the Bullets Fly) – Ge You
Wen Muye (Dying to Survive) – Tong Liya, Song Jia, Lei Jiayin
Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine) – Liu Haoran, Chen Feiyu, Tian Zhuangzhuang
Wen Yan (Angels Wear White) – Andy Lau, Zhuang Yinan