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Singapore - Chinese 'Anna & Anna' starts shoot

By M&C Movie News Jan 19, 2007, 17:22 GMT

Singapore - Chinese 'Anna & Anna' starts shoot

Chinese actress Karena Lam (L) and Chinese actress Barbie Hsu pose during a photo call for their film \'Guisi\' by Chinese director Chao-Pin Su, running out of competition at the 59th Cannes Film Festival, Wednesday 24 May 2006 in Cannes. EPA/CHRISTOPHE KARABA

SINGAPORE (M&C News) - Principal photography of ‘Anna & Anna’ commenced January 18, in Shanghai.

Directed by Hong Kong’s Aubrey Lam, ‘Anna & Anna’ stars top China actor Lu Yi, award winning Hong Kong actress Karena Lam and popular Taiwanese model-actor Tender.

The film is being shot on  location in Shanghai and Singapore and is scheduled for theatrical release in Asia from July 2007.

The film tells the story of Anna (Karena Lam) who seems to have everything in life, from love to career, until her boss decides to post her to China. There she meets her ex-boyfriend, Ouyang (Lu Yi) and his wife, Si-Yu (Karena Lam) who looks exactly like her and later turns out to be her doppelganger.

Love for her ex-beau rekindles and she decides to switch identities with Si-Yu for a week.

Si-Yu then flies to Singapore where she falls in love with Billy (Tender), Anna’s current boyfriend. Realizing that Ouyang is no longer the man she used to love, Anna desperately wants her old life back, but her double has plans of her own.

Acclaimed scriptwriter/director Aubrey Lam (‘12 Nights’ and ‘Hidden Track’) is directing 2002 Golden Horse Awards Best Newcomer and Best Supporting Actress Karena Lam (‘July Rhapsody,’ ‘Inner Sense’ and ‘Silk’), 2003 CCTV-MTV Best Male Artiste Lu Yi (‘Seven Swords,’ ‘Jasmine Love’ and ‘A Time to  Love’), and Taiwanese model-actor Tender (‘The Heirloom,’ Taiwan TV Series “The Hospital”) in this romantic thriller with music composed by the well-known Singaporean musician-song-writer, Dick Lee.

The film is presented by Ascension Pictures and is Singapore-based PIP Productions’ first co-production with China. Lotus Entertainment is handling worldwide sales of the film.

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