This film touches on the complex and twisted relationships between husband and wife, ex-couple and even parents and children. Strange and awkward situations fueled by these difficult relationships make up this urban family dark comedy.
'Steel Piano' (or 'Steel Guitar')[The Piano in a Factory] is a black comedy set in the industrial northeast of Anshan during the '90s and tells the story of a laid-off steel worker who tries to keep his daughter's hard work and dream alive. With the help of friends he builds a piano (zither) for his daughter. It is a simple story showing the humor and hardships of ordinary people showing moving affection and friendship. Produced by My Sassy Girl director Kwak Jae-Yong and directed by Zhang Meng, the film stars Qin Hailu, Wang Qianyuan and South Korean actress Jang Shin-Yeong.
(Apr.29) Maggie Cheung was appointed UNICEF Ambassador in Beijing. Maggie will use her popularity and influence to improve the lives of poor children in China. After the ceremony, Maggie quickly left and avoided the press.
UNICEF ambassadors are from the arts, entertainment, sports or other areas of prominent public figures. They are interested in public welfare of children, committed to raising public awareness of children's issues, working with children for more extensive support. [Update] (CRI)
Li Bingbing is featured in a special Shanghai World Expo edition of Hotspot. She is one of the Shanghai World Expo 2010 Charity Ambassadors. Her particular interests in the expo are evironmental technology and resource recycling technology.