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Farewell My Concubine


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First showing on network television for this epic drama, continuing the season of great films celebrating 100 years of cinema.
Starring Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi
Dumped by his mother at an institution where boys are rigorously trained to perform in the opera, Douzi finds protection with the tougher Shitou.
Pushed into female roles because of his slight build, Douzi becomes confused about his sexual identity. As the years pass, the two become stars of the Peking Opera, but they live in turbulent times and sexual and emotional betrayal tear them apart. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Showing in widescreen format.
Director Chen Kaige (1993)
See Films: pages 49-72 *****
The next SSC100 film is Man of the West on Thursday 28 December at 11.00pm


Director: Chen Kaige
Douzi/ChengDieyi (young man): Leslie Cheung
Shitou/Duan Xiaolou (young man): Zhang Fengyi
Juxian: Gong U
Guan Jifa: Lu Qi
Na Kun: Ying Da
Master Yuan: Ge You
Douzi (child): Ma Mingwei
Douzi (teenager): Yin Zhi
Shitou (child): Fei Yang
Shitou (teenager): Zhao Hailong

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