Headlines From China: ‘Forever Young’ Becomes Zhang Ziyi’s Best Selling Film

‘Forever Young’ Becomes Zhang Ziyi’s Best Selling Film

High profile drama film Forever Young, starring Zhang Ziyi, has surprised everyone with its strong performance at the box office. Having been released five years after filming, Forever Young has earned 670 Million yuan ($108 Million) accumulatively, making it the best-selling film Zhang Ziyi has ever starred in, ahead of her 2013 action film The Grandmaster. This is also true for co-stars Huang Xiaoming and Zhang Zhen. Read more on yiqipaidianying

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“The Widowed Witch” Wins Top Prize At International Film Festival Rotterdam

Directed by Cai Chengjie, The Widowed Witch has won the prestigious Hivos Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). The film follows the life of an unfortunate woman who suddenly seems to possess magical powers. Only 8 films enter the main competition unit at the IFFR each year, and the last time a Chinese-language film was awarded the Hivos Tiger Award was Huang Ji’s Egg and Stone in 2012.The film is also expected to be released in China soon. Read more on Mtime

Jiang Wen’s “Hidden Man” Set To Release In The Summer

Actor and director Jiang Wen’s new thriller, Hidden Man, has released a 15-second teaser and posters for the first time. Co-starring Eddie Peng, Xu Qing, Liao Fan and Zhou Yun, Hidden Man will be released in the summer. It is hard to put a story together based on the teaser, adding to the mystery and anticipation, making many wonder who the “hidden man” is. Jiang, who appeared in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, has directed five other films in the past. Read more on Mtime

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Teen Idol Lu Han To Lead Professional eSports Gaming Club

“Little fresh meat” actor and singer Lu Han has announced his new eSports gaming team Luminous Stars Gaming yesterday. Lu is the investor behind the team and will also act as an ambassador. Members of the team are experienced gamers who were previously members of a team known as Armani. Many other celebrities have also invested in online gaming, including Wang Sicong, the son of billionaire Wang Jianlin, and actor Chen He. With the popularity of video games like Defense of the Ancients (DotA), League of Legends, the eSports market has become one of the fastest growing markets in China, attracting a significant number of both players and investors.Read more on TMTpost