Cannes for Kaneshiro

“Lovers” (English title “Flying Daggers”), the new movie starring Kaneshiro Takeshi (30), has received a special invitation to be shown at the 57th Cannes Movie Festival. Directed by Zhang Yimou, the action-romance also stars Andy Lau (42) and Zhang Ziyi (25), all major Asian movie names. Yimou’s previous movie “Hero” grossed ¥4 billion at the Japanese box office, so hopes are high for the new film. It is scheduled for release here on August 28.