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

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


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

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


  • 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).

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

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