Website Chinese Films reports that the China Film Directors’ Guild Awards recently took place on April 8th in Beijing. The action-comedy Let the Bullets Fly ended up making a big impression at the star-studded event. The 2011 film, starring Chow Yun Fat, earned director Jiang Wen a Best Director award. Chow Yun Fat’s co-star, Ge You, took home the Best Actor trophy.
Director Jiang Wen said, “I treasure this award very much. Other awards can be received by my hands, but this one I received with my heart and soul.” He also announced that his next project is underway and that Chow Yun Fat and Ge You will likely be involved. Don’t forget that Let the Bullets Fly is still slated for a April 24, 2012 release on Blu-ray and DVD from distributor Well Go USA.
Starlet Zhang Ziyi was on hand at the event and went home with the Best Actress award for her role in the HIV-themed drama Love For Life. The Directors’ Guild Award also selected the most anticipated Chinese films for the rest of 2012 and among them were several titles we’ve spotlighted here at Cityonfire.com, including: Guns N’ Roses, The Last Supper, Design of Death, and An Inaccurate Memoir.