Fan Bingbing supports 'Mountains May Depart' premier

Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing surprised the audience by gracing the red carpet of 'Mountains May Depart' Beijing premier.

The actress says she came to support award-winning director Jia Zhangke's upcoming film.

"I'm so happy to be here and watch 'Mountains May Depart' with all of you. I like very much director Jia Zhangke. I hope that this film will have success in box office. I will watch and appreciate the movie soon."

Being Jia Zhangke's eighth feature film, 'Mountains May Depart' explores the story among three close friends that took place in three different time periods.

The director's previous film 'A Touch of Sin' won the award for Best Screenplay at Cannes Film Festival in 2013, but failed to be shown in Chinese cinemas.

Speaking at the premier, the 45-year-old director says he's excited that this latest drama film can meet audiences in China.

"In 2013, I expected to meet with Chinese audience with my then latest film 'A Touch Of Sin', but it didn't come true till today. So I shot the film " Mountains May Depart ". Finally, it will meet Chinese audience in cinemas. It will be a very important day for me. Thank you."

'Mountains May Depart' was partly shot in the director's home town Fenyang in Shan'xi province, and partly shot in Australia.

The film is scheduled to hit theaters on October 30th in China.