Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon World Tour 1

Public Events Photos, 1999 - 2001

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Beijing Press Conference, November 21, 1999
This is the first press conference for the film and the only one held during the film production. A group of 51 Asian journalists gathered at a shooting set inside the Beijing Film Studios. Ang Lee, Michelle, Chang Chen and Zhang Ziyi were in attendance. Chow Yun-Fat did not attend due to a contract with Fox, that he was not allowed to promote any other films until Anna and the King was released.

Chang Chen, Zhang Ziyi, Ang Lee, Michelle (click to enlarge)

Michelle at the shooting set

Michelle, who was still recovering from the knee injury sustained in September, needed assistance for walking. The set is Sir Te's great hall (Apple Daily)

(Link: SCMP report on Beijing Press Conference)

The 53rd Cannes Film Festival, May 2000

On May 18th, 2000, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon had its smash world premiere at the 53rd Cannes Film Festival.

"...the audience erupted into wild applause at least 6 times during the screening... there was a wild, riotous standing ovation from the first end credit to the very last, and then for another 5 minutes..." (Ain't It Cool news)

Michelle was moved to tears twice during and after the screening.

From left: Ang Lee, Michelle, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen

Michelle and Ang Lee on red carpet

Ang Lee, Michelle, James Schamus (video scan)

May 19th, 2000, Cannes. At the press conference of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Michelle at the photocall

Ang Lee, Chang Chen, Michelle, Zhang Ziyi

Zhang Ziyi, Michelle, Chang Chen
Michelle and Zhang Ziyi at the photocall (video scan)

May 21st, 2000, the closing ceremony of Cannes.

Michelle presented the Jury Prize to director Samira Makhmalbaf and Roy Andersson at the awards ceremony.

Michelle congratulated Tony Leung Chiu Wai who won the best actor award

(click to enlarge)

More CTHD Event photos:

Premieres and Press Conferences (2000)
        Hong Kong (June 26-27), Singapore (June 29), Malaysia (June 30), Taiwan (July 6), Korea (July 23), Japan (July 24), and U.S.A (Dec 5).

Awards Ceremonies (2000, 2001)
        Golden Horse (Dec 2, 2000), Golden Globe (Jan 21), BAFTA (Feb 25), ShoWest (March 5), Oscars (March 25), and Hong Kong Film Awards (April 29).

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