Director Peter Chan's 'Dearest' Set for September Release

Peter Chan
Peter Chan

HONG KONG – Director Peter Chan unveiled the English title of his new film to be Dearest. The film, a drama about the search for a missing son, will be released in China on Sept. 26.

Produced by Chan and Jojo Hui (Wu Xia), Dearest features a galaxy of Chinese stars including Zhao Wei (Red Cliff), Huang Bo (Lost in Thailand), Tong Dawei (American Dreams in China), Hao Lei (Summer Palace), Zhang Yi (Beijing Love Story) and Zhang Yuqi (White Deer Plain).

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The film's Chinese title has also been changed from Dear Child to Dearest. The director explained that he found the word to encompass "the affinity between people, children, parents, partners, friends and even strangers." Lives of the characters intertwine through the ordeal of finding a couple's missing child.

Zhao stars as a farm wife in a remote village who is shocked to learn the truth about her adopted son, while Huang plays a man who cares about nothing before the disappearance of his son. Tong portrays a morally ambiguous lawyer.

A co-production between Chan’s We Pictures Limited, China Vision Media Group, Stellar Mega Films, Stellar Mega Pictures, Enlight Pictures, Real Thing Media, HB Studio and Pulin Production Limited, the film has an award-winning crew that includes production designer Sun Li (Wu Xia), costume designer Dora Ng (Bodyguards and Assassins) and DP Shu Chou (The Piano in a Factory).

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