|courtesy of takungpao.com|
WOMAN KNIGHT OF THE MIRROR LAKE yesterday held a Beijing premiere. Director Herman Yau Lai To and actors Huang Yi, Kevin Cheng Ka Wing, Dennis To Yu-Hang, Rose Chan Ka Wun, Wong Yau Nam, Yan Qing attended in support. Huang Yi as Qiu Jin and Cheng Ka Wing as her husband in the film had a reverse love story and they explained the relationship in person. In the video shown, Qiu Jin had the unique characteristics of post 90s, which erupted the passion of the venue. At the premiere, each actor revealed their fight scenes and production highlight and stated that although the content displayed was exciting, they suffered a lot during the actual shoot. To Yu-Hang revealed that Xiong Xinxin during a fight scene for realism never wore protection; Huang Yi also revealed that she trained three months in advance for her numerous fight scenes.
From the interview videos, many people said that Qiu Jin in the film was "too forward", in modern times she would have been a "cultured young woman with martial art training and ideals". Faced with everyone's reviews and responses, Huang Yi and director Yau Lai To said that everything was within grasp. In the feudal age when wives must order three obediences and four virtues, Qiu Jin fought for the right for education, studied in Japan, had her own career and was financially independent. She not only was able to create poetry but also was well trained in martial art. Such a woman naturally would not be outdated even in modern times. About such a modern character creation of Qiu Jin, Yau Lai To admitted that this was the general director of the film from the beginning. He only wanted to restore Qiu Jin in his heart through the movie.