Farewell My Concubine

Farewell My Concubine
  • 1993
  • China
  • 2h 36min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Chen Kaige
  • Written by: Lilian Lee, Lei Bik-Wa, Lu Wei, Novel:, Lilian Lee
  • Cast: Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, Gong Li
  • Language: Mandarin

The story of two Peking Opera actors and the woman who comes between them provides an intimately detailed story which is set to a constantly shifting backdrop of Chinese politics during the 20th century. The opera setting provides colour and spectacle, and questions how far a man will go for his art; the historical episodes give this Palme d'Or-winning film the flavour of a genuine epic.

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