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Zhou Dongyu Plays Mao Zedong's Wife

(Chinese Films)

Updated: 2011-06-16 08:56:50

Zhou Dongyu Plays Mao Zedong's Wife

Poster of "The Road of Exploring" featuring female lead Zhou Dongyu [M1905.com] 

Zhou Dongyu, the first-time actress who achieved instant fame with Zhang Yimou's drama "Under the Hawthorn Tree" ("Shan Zha Shu Zhi Lian"), portrays Mao Zedong's wife in her second film, "The Road of Exploring" ("Xiang Jiang Bei Qu").

The film centers on the stories of young Mao Zedong and his wife Yang Kaihui.

Actor Bao Jianfeng, who is better recognized on small screens, plays Mao Zedong.

Zhou Dongyu was in her senior year of high school when she was cast as the lead actress for Zhang Yimou's film, which was released last summer. The director's prominence soon catapulted Zhou and the film's male lead, Shawn Dou, into the limelight.

The film is set to be released in early June.

Zhou Dongyu Plays Mao Zedong's Wife

Zhou Dongyu in "The Road of Exploring" [M1905.com]

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