Qian Yi plays
the role of a professor’s trophy wife in stage director Chen
Shi Zheng’s film debut, Dark
Matter, starring Meryl
of Africa) and Aidan
Seeking Susan, Legends
of the Fall). Based on a true story, Dark
Liu Xing, a brilliant young Chinese astrophysicist, played by rising Chinese
star, Liu Ye (Promise,
Curse of the Golden Flower), who goes on a shooting
spree after his American dream goes awry. In addition to her acting role,
Qian Yi sings two songs in the film, including the final aria from Puccini’s
sung in Chinese.
is an independent film, produced by American Sterling Productions and
distributed by Myriad Pictures (The Good
was shown at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the 2007
Alfred P. Sloan Prize.
screens in New York as part of “Film
Comment Selects 2008” at Lincoln Center’s Walter
Reade Theater. Dark
Matter opens in theaters in New York on April
11 and subsequently in other American cities.