After a two-year of hiatus from the film industry, Lin returned to acting with films such as "Tokyo Trial" in which she plays a Japanese journalist.
In 2007, she starred in "Sparrow" directed by Johnnie To. The film was nominated for the "Golden Bear" at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2008. She also co-starred in the three-part-segment film "Triangle" and "Mad Detective" which was a runner-up and a "surprise film" at the 64th Venice International Film Festival.
Lin seems to have chosen her movie projects wisely, involving herself in art films, and giving her opportunities to travel around the world to various film festivals. Because of this, her reputation has having "Electrifying Eyes" has been forgotten and replaced with the "Film Festival Queen" of Chinese entertainment.