The Chinese Mainland director Zhang Yuan is the only Chinese to have pocketed Venice's coveted ‘Golden Lion’ award for director, four years ago, with his film Seventeen Years.
Zhang Yuan has again showed his great talent in his latest flick Green Tea. The film tells the story of a female M.A. student, Wu Fang, who tries to find true love. What makes Wu Fang special is that she always orders a cup of tea when she's on a date. She believes she will discover the secret of love in the tea leaves.
Green Tea's selling point is its stars mainland favorites, Jiang Wen and Zhao Wei. Another attraction of this movie is the contribution of famous Hong Kong cameraman Christopher Doyle II, a Cannes Film Festival and Hong Kong Film Award winner, who has supervised all the shooting.
(CCTV.com September 16, 2003)