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Forever Young is a 2018 Chinese drama film written and directed by Li Fangfang.[2] The film stars Zhang Ziyi, Huang Xiaoming, Chang Chen, Wang Leehom and Chen Chusheng.[3] The film is about four generations of Tsinghua University graduates, spanning a hundred years of modern Chinese history since World War I,[4] from the 1920s, the 1940s, the 1960s till nowadays, no matter how time changes, there are always people who insist on their dreams.

Forever Young
Forever Young - 無問西東.jpg
Theatrical release poster
MandarinWú Wèn Xī Dōng
Directed byLi Fangfang
Written byLi Fangfang
StarringZhang Ziyi
Huang Xiaoming
Chang Chen
Wang Leehom
Chen Chusheng
Music byLiu Tao
CinematographyCao Yu
Release date
  • January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)
Running time
150 minutes
Budget100 million yuan
Box officeUS$118.6 million[1]

The film entered production in early 2012, with principal photography concluding in the same year. Filming locations include Beijing, Yunnan, Gansu and Guangdong.[5] It was released on January 12, 2018.[6]

With over US$118 million box office, Forever Young received the largest box office ticket sales of January 2018 in China. [7]



Theme songsEdit

  • "Wu Wen" (无问) by Mao Buyi
  • "Wu Wen Xi Dong" (无问西东) by Faye Wong


Production started in 2011 and ended in 2012. The film was originally shot to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Tsinghua University in 2011, with a budget of over 100 million yuan. The film was slated for release at the end of 2014 but was postponed to 2018.[4]


  1. ^ "Forever Young (2018)". The Numbers. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "《臥虎藏龍》CP合體 章子怡嬌喊張震「我的」". 蘋果日報 (in Chinese). Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "《无问西东》章子怡黄晓明王力宏张震开年大片_娱乐_腾讯网". QQ (in Chinese). Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Zhang Rui (2017-12-07). "Zhang Ziyi's lost film to release next year".
  5. ^ "迟到5年的《无问西东》定档 章子怡赞黄晓明表演自然". Sohu. December 6, 2017. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "章子怡黃曉明主演青春電影《無問西東》定檔1月-新華網". Xinhuanet. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  7. ^ "《無問西東》票房破7億 太合娛樂7年堅守終等花開". Sina. April 20, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2018.

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