Tue, March 22, 2011
Entertainment > Movie

"Til Death Do Us Part" tackles rural AIDS in China

2011-03-22 09:51:36 GMT2011-03-22 17:51:36(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

From left, Hong Kong actor Aaron Kwok, Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, young actor Hu Zetao, actress Jiang Wenli and director Gu Changwei attend a promotional event of their latest movie 'Till Death Do Us Part' in Hong Kong Tuesday, March 22, 2011, as part of the events in Hong Kong International Film Festival. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi attends a promotional event of her latest movie 'Till Death Do Us Part' in Hong Kong Tuesday, March 22, 2011, as part of the events in Hong Kong International Film Festival. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, right, and Hong Kong actor Aaron Kwok attend a promotional event of their latest movie 'Till Death Do Us Part' in Hong Kong Tuesday, March 22, 2011, as part of the events in Hong Kong International Film Festival. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

From left, Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, young Chinese actor Hu Zetao and Hong Kong actor Aaron Kwok attend a promotional event of their latest movie 'Till Death Do Us Part' in Hong Kong Tuesday, March 22, 2011, as part of the events in Hong Kong International Film Festival. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Director Gu Changwei is praising the all-star cast in his latest film, a drama about AIDS in a rural Chinese village.

"Til Death Do Us Part" stars Zhang Ziyi, known for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," and Hong Kong actor-singer Aaron Kwok.

Gu said the role of an ostracized patient "really belonged to no one other than Ziyi."

Zhang told The Associated Press on Tuesday she found it hard to separate herself from the role emotionally. She said, "I was always living in the world of my character."

Gu and his actress-wife, cast member Jiang Wenli, said they initially couldn't picture the glamorous Kwok as a down-to-earth villager but were pleasantly surprised.

The film opens in China on May 10.

(Agencies)

Add Your Comments:

Your Name:
Your Country:
Comment:
(English Only)
 
Please read our Terms of Service. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten others; have obscene or otherwise objectionable content; have spam, commercial or advertising content or links may be removed.

SPECIAL COVERAGE

MOST VIEWED

LATEST VIDEO

PICTURE GALLERY