Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Farewell My Concubine



1993 Chinese/Hong Kong Feature
Alternate Title: Ba wang bie ji

Cast: Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, Gong Li, Ge You, Lü Qi, Ying Da, Yin Zhi and Zhao Hailong
Director: Chen Kaige
Writers: Lilian Lee and Lu Wei, from the novel by Lilian Lee

Synopsis:
The lives and complicated relationship of two men, stars of the Beijing Opera, set against the backdrop of China's tumultuous history.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 88% / Audience: 91%
  • OMG rating: 7/10


Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Books: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Academy Award nominations for Best Foreign Language Film and Cinematography.
  • BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language.
  • Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner.
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
  • London Critics Circle Film Award for Foreign Language Film of the Year.
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Film.
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and Supporting Actress (Li).

Notes/Trivia:
  • Casting Call: Jackie Chan.
  • To date the only Chinese language film to win the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

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