They were perhaps lesser-known names in New York, but acclaimed Chinese actors and filmmakers Wesley Wong, Wu Xiubo, Larry Yang, Zhao Wei and a few Americans, such as Sid Ganis, took to the red carpet at the 4th New York Chinese Film Festival.
The glitzy affair also celebrated Zhou Wei’s directorial début film, So Young, which made its U.S. premiere.
CHINA HAPPENINGS™ is pleased to announce that its founder Chiu-Ti Jansen attended the opening night red carpet ceremony of the Fourth New York Chinese Film Festival at the Alice Tully Hall of the Lincoln Center. Other VIP guests included Oscar-winning American filmmaker Sid Ganis and Ambassador Sun Guoxiang, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in New York.
Co-organized by the Chinese American Arts Council and China Central Television Movie Channel (CCTV-6), the Fourth New York Chinese Film Festival featured acclaimed talents and filmmakers such as Wesley Wong, Wu Xiubo, Larry Yang, Donnie Yen, Miriam Yeung and Zhao Wei. The opening night also marked the U.S. premiere of SO YOUNG, the directorial debut of China’s leading actress Zhao Wei.
Donnie Yen is one of cinema’s most charismatic screen presences, yet if you were to happen upon him in a crowd, it would take you a minute to realize who he was since he so completely blends in. That anonymity disappears when Yen begins to speak and reveals himself to be a well-mannered, well-spoken man of thought. To be certain he is a man of action on screen, but his choice of roles is always based on the character and the opportunity to grow as an actor.
Grossing over 115 million USD, the Chinese film “So Young” was already a huge hit in China when it premiered in New York as part of the 4th Chinese New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center. The film is based on a best-selling novel and was the directorial debut of Chinese mega-celebrity, the famed actress Zhao Wei, who introduced the film at the screening and answered questions from adoring fans afterwards.
NEW YORK - If you baidu (Chinese equivalent of Google) Chinese terms for “youth” (qingchun) and “drama” (ju), hundreds and thousands of TV and movie titles will turn up, leaving you with the strong impression that China’s legacy as a tradition-revering society has been displaced by a sudden overwhelming concern and nostalgia for youth. This phenomenon has become a mainstay of the media, evidenced by such titles as Beijing Youth (and its many sequels), Youthful Days, Who Is In Charge of Our Youth and so forth. Recently, New York had a taste of China’s youth fever when the fourth New York Chinese Film Festival opened at the Lincoln Center with Chinese actress Zhao Wei’s directorial debut with the film So Young.
This week New York hosted the Chinese film festival with its tales of love, lost youth, and martial arts. With help from a non-profit organisation seven films from mainland China and Hong Kong are being shown at New York’s Lincoln Centre, in order to promote Chinese art and culture.
Now in its’ fourth year, the film festival opened with ‘So Young,’ which is based on a novel as well as the director’s college experiences in the 1990s. The movie is Hong Kong actress Vicki Zhao’s directorial debut, after her work playing a princess in Chinese television series ‘Princess Pearl’.
NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- The 4th New York Chinese Film Festival kicked off Tuesday evening at the city's Lincoln Center, introducing a host of Chinese filmmakers and their latest works to an American audience.
An array of Chinese film luminaries, including Donnie Yen, Miriam Yeung, Wu Xiubo and Zhao Wei, greeted screaming fans while walking the red carpet before the opening ceremony, enjoying unexpected warmth from overseas Chinese on a chilly autumn evening.