Title : 硯道 (Yan Dao)
English Title : A Chinese Ghost Story; The Prequel of Yan Dao
Release Year : 2006
Director : Lam Chi Wai
An inkstone is a crucial component in the art of Chinese calligraphy. If you think the idea of a television drama series about an inkstone doesn’t sound very appealing, then perhaps the stars attached to it could change your opinion. Handsome Hong Kong singer/actor Daniel Chan shed his gentle, scholarly image (like his Ning Caichen in 2004’s Qian Nu You Hun) to play the rough-hewn master inkstone-smith, Xiao Fei. Hong Kong actress Yvonne Yung (Xiu Niang Lan Xin) and Mainland actor Kou Zhen Hai (Moment in Peking) co-star in the 2006 costume drama Yan Dao, the first TV drama in China about the delicate art of inkstones. The show depicts the tortuous journey taken by a rebellious young man who must learn to make the ultimate inkstone in order to save his father.
Kou Zhen Hai