Tan Weiwei in Venice

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While the shortened version of “Chengdu, I love you” was the closing film for the Venice Film Festival, the only one of its actors with claim to Chengdu residency, Tan Weiwei, took the time to take this gorgeous photoshoot in Venice courtesy of Sohu. I love the vibrancy of the colors and the gorgeous mask.
Tan Weiwei’ recently released one of those “hot” albums that features a compilation of already popular songs that is generally done by little-known singers like Yu Kewei before Super Girls, which makes me worried about Tan Weiwei’s music career. But before that, she had that gorgeously underpromoted single – I forgot to say. More pictures under the cut.


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1/3 of “Chengdu, I Love You” Becomes its Own Movie

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In my growing apathy for this movie, I failed to miss this bizarre news which brought my interest back up a notch, and along with it many mixed feelings. As you may have read in early reports, this movie was supposed to show past, present, and future Chengdu, Sichuan, perhaps my favorite city. Well, it seems that the present-day segment, directed by the Korean director Heo Jin-ho,  has become so commercially enticing that it is being developed into its own movie called Season of Good Rain, leaving the past and future segments in its dust. I feel sorry for the Venice film festival thinking that it invited a full movie to close its festival, but only ending upwith 2/3. I feel sorry for the other two directors as well.  But at the same time, I’m almost rejoicing.

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