March 16, 2017
By Thanussha Priyah
LIN’s eye-catching performance in The Mermaid has earned her various awards and nominations. She is nominated for Best Newcomer at the 11th Asian Film Awards and the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards; and has already won the Screen International Rising Star Asia Award in the 15th New York Asian Film Festival, as well as three Best New Talent Awards in the 12th Chinese American Film Festival, the 3rd China Australia International Film Festival, and the 18th Huading Awards, Macao.
After the success of The Mermaid, LIN was seen in director GUO Jingming’s L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties alongside FAN Bingbing and Kris WU. In 2017, she appeared in Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back, produced by Stephen CHOW and directed by TSUI Hark. The film has reached RMB$1.6 billion in box office in China, and was screened worldwide.
LIN will be the leading actress in the upcoming The Legend of the Mengol King, produced by Oscar-winning French director Jean Jacques ANNAUD and directed by Mongolian director Hasi CHAOLU, alongside William CHAN and HU Jun. She will also star in the first Disney film to be made in China.
Details of the 11th Asian Film Awards Ceremony:
Date: March 21, 2017 (Tuesday)
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
(10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong)