Farewell, My Concubine

Farewell, My Concubine Poster
  • Friday October 27, 2023 4:00 PM
  • Friday October 27, 2023 7:15 PM
  • Sunday October 29, 2023 10:45 AM
  • Sunday October 29, 2023 2:00 PM
  • Sunday October 29, 2023 5:15 PM

This new 30th anniversary uncut 4K restoration of Chen Kaige's 1993 much acclaimed, long out-of-print masterpiece chronicles the rise of two young stars of the Beijing Opera House, their turbulent relationship, and their ultimate downfalls. Beginning in 1924 and spanning nearly half a century, Farewell My Concubine's sumptuous narrative is interwoven with moments from some of the most troublesome times in modern Chinese history, including Japan's 1937 invasion through the Cultural Revolution and its aftermath.

R; 171 minutes; Chinese with English subtitles

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