Director Ang Lee's latest hit Lust, Caution has been confirmed to open this year's Venice Film Festival, domestic portal Sina.com reported. The film, which started shooting in last year, is based on a short story by Chinese writer Eileen Chang. The work is now undergoing final editing in New York. Ang Lee's English-language work "Brokeback Mountain" won the Golden Lion at the 62th Venice Film Festival. On Tuesday, another Chinese director, Zhang Yimou, has been invited to chair the jury of the festival. The 64th Venice Film Festival will kick off on August 29. This year is the 75th birthday of the festival. (Source: CRIENGLISH.com)
Based on the Eileen Chang's same title short story, which was inspired by a true event, the story of Lust, Caution is set in the Japanese occupied Shanghai in the early 1940s. It tells a young woman Wang Jiazhi is assigned to approach Mr. Yee, a high-ranking official worked for the puppet government, and tricks him to an assassination trap. Then she realizes their relationship has dangerously grown out of control.
The cast includes newcomer Tang Wei as Wang Jiazhi, Leung Chiu-Wai as Mr. Yee, Wang Lee-Hom as Kuang Yu-Min, Wang's comrade and lover, and Joan Chen as Mrs. Yee. Focus Features scheduled a limited release in North America starting September 28 this year.
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