First teaser for Zhou Xun, Huang Bo’s gritty crime thriller

Across the Furious Sea is the much anticipated thriller comes from Cao Baoping, whose most notable works include Cock and Bull, The Equation of Love and Death and The Dead End. I’m also looking forward to watching The Perfect Blue, though with Fan Bingbing in the cast, I’m not sure when the film will be given the green light.

The film stars Huang Bo (Crazy Alien) as a father who is seeking revenge after his daughter died at the hands of her boyfriend, and Zhou Xun (Remain Silent) as the killer’s mother. Across the Furious Sea is scheduled for a Summer 2021 premiere.

Photographer Friday: Guo Puyuan

Guo Puyuan is one of those photographers whose every work feels like they should be on display in a museum. I only discovered him this year but he already has my top three favorite photoshoots of the year (Zhong Chuxi, Zhou Xun, and Ni Ni’s) .

His photos often have trace elements of surrealism, and his unique use of lighting creates a distinct 3D on 2D look to all his subjects.

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Chen Kun, Zhou Xun’s The Yinyang Master releases first teaser

The Yinyang Master 侍神令 is a very loose adaption of Netease RPG game Onmyoji, and stars Chen Kun as Qingming (Abe no Seimei), Zhou Xun as Babai Biqiuni (Yao Bikuni), Qu Chuxiao as Yuan Boya (Hiromasa) and Shen Yue as Shenyue (Kagura). William Chan and Wang Likun costar.

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Zhou Xun by Guo Puyuan

If this were a movie poster, I would go see the movie.

Wow, wow, wow. The last photoshoot this stunning was the Zhong Chuxi photoshoot, also by photographer Guo Puyuan. I feel like we use playing with light and shadows to describe photoshoots a lot, but this one of Zhou Xun is something special. The lights are dazzling and so is Zhou Xun, and the whole photoshoot feels like it’s for a sci-fi psychological thriller. I’m going to have to go back and look up all of his work.

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Promo Round-up: Imperfect Love

The remake of Japanese drama Mother, Imperfect Love stars Zhou Xun as Lin Xuzhi, the ‘mother’ who ‘kidnaps’ one of her students (Chen Sinuo) after discovering she is being abused. Angie Chiu plays Lin Xuzhi’s biological mother and Kara Hui plays her adopted mother.

The 30 minute x 22 episodes web drama releases 2 episodes every Friday and Saturday on Tencent. English subs will be available on WeTV.

Teaser, BTS, Theme song by Jin Wenqi, Theme song by Zhou Shen

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International Women’s Day promos round-up

Starring Zhou Xun, Kara Hui and Angie Chiu, Imperfect Love (previously translated as The Imperfect Woman) is a remake of Japanese drama Mother and will soon stream on Tencent.

Li Yuchun’s For Girls MV:

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