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China Movies, Wang Xueqi on June 12, 2012 by infoseekchina
China Movies, Fan Bingbing, Huang Xiaoming, Wang Xueqi, Zhang Fengyi with tags China Movies, Fan Bingbing, Huang Xiaoming, Wang Xueqi, Zhang Fengyi on July 13, 2010 by infoseekchina
Chen Kaige’s upcoming costume drama “Orphan of Zhao” has released some still-shots to show what the earliest Chinese play known to Europe will look like on the silver screen.
“Orphan of Zhao” is adapted from a Yuan Dynasty play of the same name, which was translated into French by a missionary named Joseph Henri Marie de Prémare in 1731.
Bankable actor Ge You plays the lead character Cheng Ying, a doctor living in the countryside in 6th century BC who sacrifices his own son to save an orphan, and then raises him and helps him get his revenge.
The film also stars Fan Bingbing, Huang Xiaoming, Zhang Fengyi and Wang Xueqi.
The release date has been set for December 18.
Director Chen Kaige is best known for his monumental 1993 film “Farewell My Concubine”, starring Gong Li, Zhang Fengyi and the late Leslie Cheung. The film earned two Oscar nominations for best cinematography and best foreign-language film.
China Movies, Wang Xueqi on January 12, 2010 by infoseekchina
The Hong Kong Film Critics Society has named mainland actor Wang Xueqi over his Hong Kong peers as the best actor of 2009.
Winners were announced on Monday, with the 63-year-old actor honored for his performance in the action blockbuster “Bodyguards and Assassins”, even though the film features at least six Hong Kong stars in lead roles.
Wang is the second best actor winner from the mainland in the awards’ 16-year history, following Jet Li in 2006.
The Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards recognize Chinese-language film talent from a critical perspective. Winners are determined by votes cast by members in several rounds.
Wang Xueqi, whose acting career spans two decades, didn’t gain wide popularity until recent years. In 2008, he appeared as a supporting character in Chen Kaige’s “Forever Enthralled”. His performance was so impressive that some critics said he had eclipsed the lead role.
In other awards categories, “KJ: Music and Life” about piano prodigy Wong Ka-Jeng, was named best film. “Overheard” co-directors Alan Mak and Felix Chong shared the best director prize. Best actress went to Kara Hui from “At the End of Daybreak”.
An awards ceremony is scheduled for March 3.
Source article: http://english.cri.cn/6666/2010/01/12/1261s541717.htm