Yang Mi stars in her first literary film with Baby 宝贝儿. The poster reads, “If I am not perfect, am I not your baby?”
In the movie, Yang Mi plays Jiang Meng. She herself was abandoned by her own parents due to a congenital defect when she meets a baby girl with a congenital disease in the hospital’s ER. She sees the father hurriedly leaving the hospital with the baby and immediately worries for the baby’s safety. In a frantic search, she starts to discover the truth about her own identity.
The movie which premieres in Chinese theaters on October 19, 2018 is already a film entry at the Toronto International Film Festival and the San Sebastian International Film Festival. It also stars Guo Jingfei as Mr Xu, Lee Hong-Chi as Xiao Jun.
Coincidentally, Guo Jingfei’s last movie was 21 Carat, a romantic comedy with Dilraba Dilmurat as his leading lady. It’s interesting that he and Yang Mi are challenging completely different roles as this seems to be tackling a serious social issue about saving an infant from a perceived death sentence.