Hot-Blooded Youth begins streaming

Starring Huang Zitao and Zhang Xueying, Republican drama Hot-Blooded Youth 热血少年 / Files of Teenagers in the Concession 租界少年热血档案 focuses on the incredible journey of a group of idealistic youths who are willing to sacrifice personal gains for the greater good of the country.

The 30 episode drama will release 2 episodes every Tuesday to Friday on iQiyi – English subs will probably be available on its app.

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Friday Photos

 Killing All the Crows in the World (The Killing of Three Thousand Crows) 三千鸦杀
Killing All the Crows in the World (The Killing of Three Thousand Crows) 三千鸦杀

Posters, stills, photoshoots, and random photos that caught my eye this week.

Actress Li Yuan plays Yuchang, a man posing as a woman, in The Longest Day in Chang’an

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Liu Haoran, Arthur Chen, Zhang Xueying, Wenqi team up in new Chen Kaige film

This cast is so unbelievably amazing it feels like a fancast, but it’s real.

Director Chen Kaige (Farewell, My Concubine) brings together some of China’s top young actors for semi-autobiographical film  From Dust, Flowers Bloom 尘埃里开花.   Starring Liu Haoran, Arthur Chen, Zhang Xueying, Chen Wenqi, and Chen Hong,  the film is a coming-of-age story set in Beijing. Award-winning cinematographer Cao Yu (Forever Young) rounds up the all-star team.  Filming has already begun.  This is notably the first film by Chen Kaige to feature both his son Arthur and wife Chen Hong.

Filming ceremony. Not sure who the girl next to Zhang Xueying is.

More Gorgeous Outfits from Princess Silver

All of Zhang Xueying outfits look meticulously designed while still looking natural.

Princess Silver easily has my favorite costume and make-up so far this year. Zhang Xueying alone has over 40 outfits, every one of which looks beautiful on her. I’m on the fence about the one dress with ruffles, but every other outfit for all the leads does a great job of using pastels, patterns, fabric , and small modifications to give the series a unique look while making it still look within the realm of hanfu.

Love the use of ombre in their outfits here.

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