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"Love for Life" premiere in HK

06-13-2011 09:49 BJT

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Actor-singer Aaron Kwok was seen on the red carpet at the Hong Kong premiere of his latest film "Love for Life" on Friday.

The charity showing of the AIDS-themed film aims to spread the idea of love and support to all those suffering from the disease in China. York Chow, Hong Kong's Secretary for Food and Health, also attended the event.

Directed by cinematographer-turned-director Gu Changwei, "Love for life" is a drama exploring how AIDS impacts a rural Chinese village. It stars Zhang Ziyi, of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" fame and Hong Kong's Aaron Kwok as her love interest. The cast also includes actress Jiang Wenli, wife of the director, and veteran Chinese actor Pu Cunxin. AIDS patients also feature in the film.

The plot revolves around two characters who have been ostracized as they are both infected with AIDS. They caught the virus after selling their blood to earn money. Facing the same fate, their love story develops from sympathizing with each other to getting married, regardless of being discriminated against. The film also focuses on the impact the illegal blood trade in China has, especially on rural villages.

Formerly just a heartthrob idol, Aaron Kwok, has reinvented himself as a serious actor, which is seen in this role.

Actor-singer Aaron Kwok was seen on the red carpet at the Hong Kong premiere of his
latest film "Love for Life" on Friday.

Aaron Kwok said, "The AIDS theme of this film is very meaningful for my life and my career, because it could help society care more about AIDS patients. In the course of filming, I had to learn about the daily life and habits of AIDS patients and farmers. I hope my hard work paid off in portraying the character. The film received much applause when it was shown in Chinese mainland. I really appreciate all of my friends who praised for me after they watched the film."

His co-star Zhang Ziyi wasn't able to attend the premiere in Hong Kong, but the event successfully raised funds for Chinese AIDS patients and promoted the message of supporting those with the virus.



Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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