Followers of Chines contemporary art know Yue Minjun for works that feature his wide-smiling faces.
Now Mr. Yue’s familiar mug will be seen a new medium: film. He makes his debut movie appearance in the new Chines movie “Color Me Love” which opens in China November 9.
Says Director Alexi Tan, a former fashion photographer in New york who now lives in Beijing; ” This film focuses on the beautiful side of Beijing; art, fashion, culture and entertainment. All these key industries that are in Beijing.”
The movie, a love story that aslo has been compared to ” The Devil Wears Prada” is about the relationship between an artist (played by popular actor Liu Ye) and a fashion-magazine editor (played by actress Yao Chen).
The movie, backed by John Woo’s Lion Rock Productions, was made for 12 million Chinese Yuan (USD 1.8 million). far less tha the going price for Mr. Yue’s best known works.