East meets West! Heather Graham flies the Hollywood flag at the Shanghai International Film Festival
22:10 GMT, 16 June 2012
Heather Graham looked stunning as she arrived at the Shanghai International Film Festival this evening.
The 42-year-old was radiant in a sleeveless white gown covered in splashes of blue, red and yellow, with transparent sequins stitched across the chest.
Heather kept her accessories to a minimum, carrying a small gold clutch, and wore towering patent nude heels.
Stole the show: Heather Graham looked stunning as she arrived at the Shanghai International Film Festival this evening
Members of the jury: Heather was joined by Hungarian filmmaker Gyorgy Palfi, director Zhang Yang, actress Li Bingbing, French film director Jean Jacques Annaud, Iranian director Rakhshan Banietemad, and Hong Kong producer Terence Chang
With her long blonde hair loose and natural make-up- bar a slick of eyeliner and mascara to define her eyes- Heather could easily have passed for a woman ten years younger.
Heather is joined by Chinese actress Li Bingbing, producer Terence Chang and Chinese director Zhang Yang, Hungarian film director Bela Tarr, director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Jean-Jacques Annaud to judge the Golden Goblet prize at the Shanghai Film Festival.
The event features around 300 Chinese and foreign films at 28 cinemas across the city.
Honoured: Shanghai will show movies by jury prexy Annaud as part of the Tribute to Masters section
Made an appearance: Aaron Eckhart showed up for the opening ceremony
This is the 15th incarnation of the festival, which runs until the 24th.
Shanghai will show movies by jury prexy Annaud as part of the Tribute to Masters section.
Heather's latest role sees her play a porn director in author Stephen Elliot's directoral debut Cherry.
The film also stars James Franco and Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel.
Set in San Fransisco, the story follows 18-year-old Angelina, who runs away to the city with her best friend (Dev).
There she encounters a wealthy lawyer-
played by Franco- who offers to introduce her to a different kind of
world, a place full of expensive dresses and fancy parties.
Angelina simultaneously starts to
discover the San Francisco porn industry under the direction of Margaret
(Graham) a former performer turned adult film director.
Flashing some skin: Chinese actress Lan Yan wore a daring cutaway number, while Miss China Zhang Zilin was stunning in a strapless gown
What an escort! Jackie Chan was flanked on either side by Laura Weissbecker and Zhang Lan Xin
According to James Franco News, the film has been given a U.S. theatrical release date of September 21st, 2012.
The film will also be available over a month earlier on Video On Demand, on August 9.
The Chinese Zodiac cast: Jackie Chan posed with his fellow stars from his latest offering