China's classic love film to have sequel

09:06, May 19, 2010      

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(L-R) Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Zhang Yu, Qin Lan and Li Chen promote the new film "Romance on Lushan Mountain 2010" at a press conference in Nanjing on Monday, May 17, 2010. (Photo: M1905.com)

A sequel to the 1980 Chinese film "Romance on Lushan Mountain", which heralded the rebirth of the country's romantic movie genre, is on the cards, M1905.com reports.

Zhang Yu, the lead actress in the 1980 film, will direct the sequel.

"The film will try to explore what real love is," Zhang said at a press conference on Monday, adding that her film would appeal to today's movie-goers.

Zhang won the Best Actress award at the inaugural Golden Rooster Awards in 1981, as well as the Hundred Flowers Awards in the same year, for her role in "Romance on Lushan Mountain".

The movie is known for bringing the first kissing scene to China's screens after the reform and opening-up policy was introduced in December 1978. It was a smash hit and opened the door for more cinematic love stories in China.

"Romance on Lushan Mountain", also known as "Romance in Lushan", is a love story that takes place on Lushan Mountain, a tourist attraction in east China's Jiangxi Province.

The sequel, provisionally titled "Romance on Lushan Mountain 2010", continues the story, focusing on a love triangle involving the children of the characters in the 1980 film.

Qin Lan, Li Chen and Alex Fong Chung-Sun will star in the sequel. Actress-turned-director Zhang Yu will also reprise her original role.

The sequel is slated for release at the end of this year.

Another ceremony was held Tuesday at Lushan Mountain in honor of the 1980 blockbuster.

(Source: CRIENGLISH.com)


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