With an impressive portfolio of films under her belt, Zhang Ziyi is undoubtedly China’s most famous actress. To celebrate her talents we’re bringing you some of her best work over two nights in WM Focus On: Zhang Ziyi.
Tuesday 24 February 9.30pm
Dangerous Liaisons (China, 2012)
Set in Shanghai, this adaptation of Les Liaisons Dangereuses begins with aging socialite Mo Jieyu (Cecilia Cheung) who finds herself circling ex-boyfriend Xie Yifan (Jang Dong-kun). Mo, the rich and charming widow with a taste for pleasures, still has eyes for famous womanizer Xie, who secretly burns with love for her. Xie’s new interest lies in chaste humanitarian Du Fenyu (Ziyi Zhang), who has captured his attention and earned his desire for conquest. Mo lures Xie into a treacherous, dangerous game of hearts: win, bed, and leave Du, proving his mettle as a rogue and impossible catch. But can Xie take the honor of such a woman, without losing his own heart, as well?
Wednesday 25 February 9.30pm
Sophie’s Revenge (China, South Korea, 2009)
Dumped by her fiance just two months before their wedding, comic strip writer Sophie hatches an elaborate plan to get her Jeff back and punish the movie star, Joanna, who seduced him away. She finds herself a partner, Gordon, an ex-lover of Joanna’s. The two start on a comic adventure full of laughs and tears, aided by Sophie’s two best friends, Lucy and Lily. At the eve of her success, Sophie suddenly realises that she has been so focused on revenge that she has not heard her own change of heart.