Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Farewell, My Concubine

1993, China, 155m

A riveting drama about a Peking Opera troupe. The story of their personal stories spans the turbulent half century till the end of the Cultural Revolution. It is a brilliant and heady concoction of culture and history, inlaid with top notch direction and acting. Certainly the most rewarding feature of the movie is the opportunity to participate in the grand, unfamiliar, exquisite experience of Peking Opera. The title of the film derives from an ancient opera of the same name, about a concubine whose master, a General, faces defeat. 

2 comments:

kaist455 said...

It is a beautiful film to watch in High definition...

S. M. Rana said...

I can imagine those exquisite operas in HD....