Tang Wei’s “The Golden Era” Opens October 1

The Golden Era <黃金時代>, a historical film starring Tang Wei (湯唯) as legendary female writer Xiao Hong (蕭紅), will open in theaters on October 1, also known as National Day of the People’s Republic of China.

Set in the 1930s, The Golden Era follows Xiao Hong’s unconventional way of living, as well as her turbulent romance with lover Xiao Jun (蕭軍), portrayed by mainland Chinese actor William Feng (馮紹峰). The movie also focuses on how this period of unrest affected other Chinese literati, including well-known writers Lu Xun (鲁迅) and Ding Ling (丁玲).

Because The Golden Era features a sweeping cast and more than 30 celebrity actors, the production recently released promotional posters introducing the eight main characters. Written on each poster is a catchphrase that fits with the movie’s theme, “Everything is free.”

For example, Xiao Hong’s poster reads, “Live however you want to live,” while Xiao Jun’s says, “Love whomever you want to love.” Aptly, the poster for Lu Xun, who was known for his harsh social commentary, states, “Scold whomever you want to scold.”

“The aim of The Golden Era is to tell everyone today that each person should bravely choose what life they want,” explained producer Tan Hong (覃宏). “This word, freedom, doesn’t belong to just artists or young people. People of any age, profession, family background, or social class should search for their own freedom.”

Although the idea of freedom for all may seem idealistic, director Ann Hui (許鞍華) shared that the writers’ way of thinking was what drew her to this film in the first place. “They are willing to go through fire and water in order to realize their ideals,” she said. “Right now, we are all too worldly wise, and we would never do things like this. So I am very envious of them.”

“The Golden Era” Trailer

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Source: QQ.com

This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.

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    1. Yeah because a film that seems to not underestimate the viewer’s intelligence with a quality cast and director is just boring, right? Maybe you should just stick with Michael Bay films instead.

  1. Say what you want but this film will be Hong Kong’s submission for the Oscar next year. The only HK’er in this film is the director.

    1. Which is the most important part anyway? Say what you want about great actors, in the end they are just pawn to the director.

  2. Ann Hui is one of those rare directors in Hong Kong I really admire. I’m glad her film ‘A Simple life’ garnered international acclaim (Roger Ebert gave it 4/4 stars) and I can’t wait to see this one.

  3. Looking forward to this. Wow, will this be the first (or only) time I enjoy Feng Shao Feng’s choice of film/drama? I like the guy, but he’s like a magnet for crappy projects.

  4. wow

    Japanese cannot even tolerate that one scene in Joy Luck Club when the Chinese are displaced and on the run from the Japanese invasion nevermind the scenes in the Last Emperor

    so Tang Wei – a daughter of Beijing artists – must first bare her body, play a half Japanese consorting with a hanjian and then marry a foreigner from an antiJapanese tribe in a polluted haze of possibly being the other woman

    before she can portray laudable real figures from the era of the Japanese invasion

    that’s like Zhang Ziyi having to bare herself on the beach with a rich Russian Jewish fake boyfriend where it does not end in a love marriage nevermind play a geisha before she can play a hanjian killer in Grandmaster

    see the balancing act?

    1. Today I finished off the left overs from the vietnamese takeout I had yesterday. It was still pretty good

  5. Hopefully Tang Wei will be nominate & win Best Actress of Golden Horse Award.

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