Donnie Yen Chi Tan, Takeshi Kaneshiro (Gum Sing Mo)
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Jimmy Wang Yu attracted even Quentin Tarantino to Cannes
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The only Chinese film to participate in this year's Cannes Film Festival, the wuxia action film WU XIA, will have director and producer Peter Chan Ho Sun at the helm with the strongest cast wuxia in the new century, like Donnie Yen Chi Tan, Takeshi Kaneshiro (Gum Sing Mo), Tang Wei, classic One Armed Swordsman Jimmy Wang Yu, heroine Best Actress Wai Ying Hung and others.
WU XIA will premiere on May 13. The self proclaimed Chinese kung fu film fanatic director Quentin Tarantino decided to attend the premiere after learning that the One Armed Swordsman Wang Yu would return and appear in Cannes. In addition, Sandra Ng Kwan Yu, Shi Nansun, Fan Bingbing, Gianna Jun Ji-Hyun will also attend. Gum Sing Mo will arrive first on the 12th, Tang Wei, Yen Chi Tan and his wife and others will arrive on the 13th for a five day promotional storm. Wang Yu and Wai Ying Hung will step on the Cannes red carpet for the first time.
In 1975 King Hu's Chinese wuxia was introduced to the world for the first time at Cannes; in 2000, Ang Lee's CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON again interpreted the charm of Chinese wuxia at Cannes; this time WUXIA's Cannes appearance to Chan Ho Sun will be particularly meaningful. He said, "Cannes is the start pointing that brought Chinese wuxia to the world. WU XIA is my first wuxia film, I also hope to start at Cannes to bring this all new wuxia world to the world stage. This event has scheduled this film's global premiere at the 2,300 seat Grand Auditorium Louis Lumiere. This year the film festival has over 1,700 films, only 20 some will be able to be screened at that cinema."