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Yonfan

Peony Pavilion

Edition 2001
120' - 2001 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Mandarin, Japanese
Director: Yonfan Composer: Anthony Lun, Ye Yun-Ging With: Joey Wang, Rie Miyazawa, Daniel Wu, Jao Zhi-Gang, Chen Ke-Yu
The film depicts the fates and friendship of two women, one of them a Kunqu opera singer. Kunqu opera is a highly acclaimed traditional performing art of China that features exquisite singings and presentations. The film is based upon the true story of a Peking Opera virtuoso Gu Jing-qiu, her childhood and her rise to fame. The story develops in Suzhou in the 1930s. Cui Hua, the famous performer of a courtesan in Peony Pavilion marries into a rich family. She develops a dubious relationship with a female cousin, Lan, a modern woman who wants to be independent, who is interested in politics and who is eager to serve her country. However, all her plans go astray when love intervenes and the relationships between the three leading characters become too complicated…

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Credits

Director

Yonfan

Composer

Anthony Lun, Ye Yun-Ging

With

Joey Wang, Rie Miyazawa, Daniel Wu, Jao Zhi-Gang, Chen Ke-Yu

Scenario

Yonfan

Director of Photography

Henry Chung

Editor

Kong Chi-Leung

Producer

Chen Kun-Hou, Ann Hui

More information

Dialogue

Mandarin, Japanese

Countries of production

Hong Kong

Year

2001

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