Sunday, October 19, 2008
A great beauty and greater actress, last year Maggie Cheung stunned and saddened film-goers the world over when, at age 43, she announced her retirement from the screen. A recipient of numerous awards for memorable roles, she's opted to focus on other creative endeavors, painting and music among them.
Having appeared in over 70 movies, the need for a rest is understandable. As for her countless fans, well, we'll have to make do with a vast back-catalog of indelible performances. The Actress, Ashes of Time, Chinese Box, Irma Vep, Clean, Hero, 2046, and, of course, In the Mood for Love are just a few of her films to find a following in the USA. If you haven't seen any of these gems, you have your work cut out for you. Get to it! Beauty and intensity will be your reward.
(Humbly posted by Thombeau of FABULON. Come play with us!)