“Château La France “: new star of chinese big screen

25 April 2011 21 h 03 min 7 comments

Filmed mainly in the vineyards of Bordeaux, « Jiang Ai » is currently one of the most popular film in China with over 7 million tickets sold since its release on february 12.

According to mojo.com, the film generates over 15 million US$ during its first week end (18-20 february) and was the 3rd biggest success in Chinese cinemas. (Full BO results of the film on mojo.com)

Between February 12 and March 28, the film has reached 30,2 million US$.

“Eternal Moment” (“Jiang Ai”) is the the film sequel of the popular Chinese TV series, “Cherish Our Love Forever”. a television drama that aired 12 years ago. The film features the former cast, including Xu Jinglei and Li Yapeng, two of China’s most popular actors and is directed by Zhang Yibai. It provides three different endings for the two lovebirds from the television drama. The film, which is about cherishing memories of bygone days, includes video clips from the television drama that show how the main characters changed over time. Pop singer Faye Wong, who worked with Wong Kar Wai, sings the movie’s theme song.

The love story that takes place in Beijing, Shanghai and … Bordeaux. The chinese producer, Le Grand Films, chose the romantic setting of “Château La France” to shoot several scenes of the film in July 2010. 

According to the producer, “This property nestles in the pretty, rolling hills on the right bank of the Garonne, a few kilometres from Libourne and Saint-Emilion, provides a perfect representation of that quintessential expression of the French lifestyle: a wine château in the vineyards of Bordeaux”.

2 months after the release of the film, ”Château La France” is a new star in China !

SOURCES: Château La France, china.org.cn

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