Director Ye Daying Shares Creative Journey and Remembers Leslie Cheung
By Zhou Qin (News Reporter) and Deng Qing (Intern)
The re-release of the film “Red Lover,” directed by Ye Daying and starring Leslie Cheung and Mei Ting, took place on September 12 at the National Art Federation. This coincided with Leslie Cheung’s birthday, marking the 20th anniversary of his passing.
On September 14, director Ye Daying visited Chengdu to participate in a roadshow and share his creative experience. When asked about the difference between making films now and during his time, Ye Daying acknowledged the evolution of creative methods. He mentioned that many contemporary creations rely on algorithms and data, whereas in the past, emotions played a larger role in the creative process.
In a group interview with the media, Ye Daying reflected on his collaboration with Leslie Cheung, emphasizing their remarkable understanding and Cheung’s dedication to perfection. Ye Daying described Cheung as a perfectionist.
The film’s co-star, Mei Ting, shared her own experience of working with Leslie Cheung on Weibo. She expressed immense joy and admiration, describing Cheung as a sincere, warm, and fascinating person who provided her with guidance and attention throughout the filming process.
Preserving the Classic: Digitally Remastered “Red Lover”
The re-released version of “Red Lover” successfully transferred the film into a digital format, retaining its cinematic texture and classic essence even with technical upgrades.
During the roadshow in Chengdu, the film captivated many viewers, evoking tears even after 25 years since its initial release. Ye Daying expressed his gratitude to the young audience for their emotional response and credited their appreciation as a testament to the film’s enduring quality. He emphasized that “Red Lover” resonates with audiences because it embraces sincerity in artistic creation, unaffected by excessive calculations.
Ye Daying acknowledged that each era possesses its own distinctive creative methods. In today’s commercial age, artistic creations often rely on algorithms and data analysis. However, during his time, filmmaking seemed less complicated and more personally driven.
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Director Ye Daying shares his creative story with the Chengdu audience
News reporter Zhou Qin’s cover and intern Deng Qing’s photo report
The film “Red Lover” directed by Ye Daying and starring Leslie Cheung and Mei Ting was re-screened on September 12 on the dedicated line of the National Art Federation. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Leslie Cheung’s death, and the day of the re-release is also Leslie Cheung’s birthday.
On September 14, director Ye Daying came to Chengdu to appear in a roadshow and share his creative story. Talking about the biggest difference between making films now and when he was making films, Ye Daying admitted that each era has its own creative methods. Many creations these days are based on algorithms and data. “In our time, there weren’t so many complications. Things, at least for me personally. Sent out of emotion.”
Director Ye Daying accepted a group interview with the media
About Leslie Cheung:
he is a perfectionist
“Red Lover” is set in the Shanghai Concession in the 1930s. From an American perspective, it witnesses a romantic and touching romance between the male and female protagonists Jin (Leslie Cheung) and Qiu (Mei Ting) in a war-torn era. love to. The first film was released in 1998, 25 years ago. The film received five nominations for the China Film Golden Rooster Award and Best Editing Award that year, and won the Jury Prize at the Cairo International Film Festival.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Leslie Cheung’s death. After the road show in Chengdu that day, the director Ye Daying accepted a group interview with the media. Recalling his cooperation with Leslie Cheung, he expressed his “very tacit understanding”.. He left Leslie Cheung’s persistence and pursued perfection deeply impressed him. . Ye Daying said: “He is a perfectionist.”
Mei Ting, the star of the film, also posted on Weibo to share her filming story. She said that when she thought of acting with Leslie Cheung, she was “so happy she wanted to fly.” In her eyes, Leslie Cheung is a sincere, warm and interesting person. During the filming process, she received care and attention from him and received professional guidance.
Roadshow group photo
Talk about artistic creation methods:
“I personally feel this way”
The re-released version this time is reported to have been transferred from the film version to the digital version, still retaining the film texture presented on the big screen, and the classic flavor has not been to lose despite the technical upgrades.
At the Chengdu Road scene that day, many viewers were moved by “Red Lovers”, and director Ye Daying was also moved by them: “The film 25 years ago still brought tears to the eyes of young audiences today. I’ I’m very grateful to them, and also I think we did a good job then.” He also believes that people will be moved by “Red Lover” because the film does not have so many “calculations” and “artistic creation should be based on sincerity.”
Talking about the biggest difference between making movies now and when he was making movies, Ye Daying bluntly said that each era has its own creative methods. In today’s commercial age, many creations are based on algorithms and data. “In our time, there they weren’t so many complicated things.” Things, at least that’s how I personally feel.”Return to Sohu to see more
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