Actress In Focus : Dongyu Zhou - IFFAM - 4th International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao

Actress In Focus : Dongyu Zhou

Better Days
Hong Kong SAR, Mainland China | 2019 | 135’ | DCP | Colour | Mandarin | Group: C
Director: Derek Kwok-cheung Tsang

2019/12/05 20:45 Macao Old Court Building

Zhou Dongyu

Born in 1992, Zhou Dongyu made her film debut in 2010 in the leading role of Zhang Yimou’s film Under The Hawthorn Tree. She scored a string of plaudits for the film including the award for outstanding new actress at the 14th Huabiao Film Awards and a nomination for best newcomer at the fifth Asian Film Awards. The film led to a run of roles in films and series including My Old Classmate (2014), Never Said Goodbye (2016), Soul Mate (2016), This Is Not What I Expected (2017) and the blockbuster hit Us And Them (2018). She won the Golden Horse Award and the Hong Kong Film Critics Society award for best actress for Soul Mate, and won the China Film Directors Guild Award and a Golden Rooster nomination for best actress for Us And Them. Better Days, in which she is reunited with Soul Mate director Derek Tsang, was released in mainland China on Oct 25, 2019, and has won her rave reviews.