Source: CRI

01-10-2007 10:51

Shawn Yue(L) and Gao Yuanyuan pose for a photo after a press conference in Beijing on January 7th, 2007. (Source: CRIonline)

BEIJING, Jan. 10 -- The highly anticipated "Love in the City", known in Chinese as "Nan Cai Nu Mao" or "Talented Guy and Pretty Girl", is set to premiere at Peking University Hall on January 8, 2007.

The film tells the interconnected stories of two pairs of lovers, who struggle through the twists and turns in their relationships, trying to surmount their difficulties.

Shawn Yue from Hong Kong and Gao Yuanyuan from Chinese mainland play the leading roles as the lovers in the main story, local cop Lok and kindergarten teacher Siu Yau. Loks thinks their relationship is going well until he accidentally discovers Siu Yau is both hearing and speech-impaired. This causes him to have second thoughts about their future.

Japanese actors Takuya Suzuki and Naoko Miyake play the second couple in the film.

The leading cast members joined director Jimgle Ma and producer Stanley Tong at a press conference in Beijing on Sunday.

Female star Gao Yuanyuan said she was attracted to the role because it offered her the first chance to shoot a romantic film in the real sense of the word. Her role allowed her to fully reveal her feelings to her lover, even though she could only use sign language to convey her subtle emotions.

She also said the film confirmed her belief in the power of love.


Editor:Lu Yuying