Zhang Ziyi and Banquet, Venice Film Festival

The main cast and crews of movie “Banquet” are in Venice Film Festival to promote the new film.

Banquet in Venice Film Festival

Director Feng Xiao Gang, leading actress Zhang Ziyi, Zhou Xun and actor Daniel Wu are all in Venice. Leading actor is GeYou is not there because of his fear of flights.

Zhang Ziyi and Zhou Xun, promoting Banquet in Venice Film FestivalZhang Ziyi had met a waldrobe blooper in an earlier press conference, spotted by Chinese press that she’s wearing a same Armani dress that was wore by actress Xu JingLei in another event in Hong Kong 2 months ago.

Zhang Ziyi gracefully laughed off the teasing though, saying that she and Xu have the same taste.

This year Venice Film Fest is rather quiet, with not much blockbuster premier and lacksture of superstar.. the biggest headline thus far is the crazy girl Lindsay Lohan partying in Venice.

Marc Muller bowed to Zhang Ziyi at Venice Film FestivalThe director of the Venice Film Festival, Marco Muller must be desperate enough for publicity to bow to Ziyi during the Banquet’s premiere.

I know it’s probably a humor stunt from Muller, but I wonder if it’s appropriate for a director for the prestigious film fest to do so.

Back to the movie Banquet, the review of the film aren’t really satisfying.. critics are stating that the Chinese production looks too ‘Western’ and not showing the essence of Eastern culture.