Photos: Jia Zhangke and Zhao Tao’s Wedding
Jia Zhangke and Zhao Tao toast the guests of their wedding ceremony in Jia's hometown of Fenyang. (Photo source: Sina.com)
Last September we reported that director Jia Zhangke and his longtime lead actress Zhao Tao conducted a private wedding ceremony during the Venice International Film Festival. On Saturday January 7 the couple held a formal wedding banquet for family and friends in Jia’s hometown of Fenyang in Shanxi province. Since the two met during the production of Jia’s 2000 film Platform, the couple have worked together on several film projects, many of which rank among the best Chinese films of the past decade: Unknown Pleasures (2002), The World (2004), Still Life (2006), 24 City (2008), and I Wish I Knew (2010).
As distributors of Jia’s film Dong and as longtime admirers of his and Zhao’s screen collaborations, the dGenerate team extends its heartiest congratulations and best wishes to lovely bride and groom! Click through to view images from a album of the wedding ceremony, posted on Sina.com.
The lavish setting of Jia and Zhao's wedding banquet (Photo source: Sina.com)
Jia presents Zhao her wedding ring (Photo source: Sina.com)
Jia Zhangke's mother addresses the gathering (Photo source: Sina.com)
"Bai tou xie lao": "May you enjoy your lives together to your grey-haired days!" (Photo source: Sina.com)