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Chinese Opera Film Screening
2019. 67th Edition
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Chinese Opera Film Screening
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Cao Cao and Yang Xiu
Jun Jie Teng
China 
Some 1,800 years ago, the fall of the Eastern Han Dynasty led to relentless wars. Cao Cao, prime minister of the Han Dynasty, took on the alliance between Liu Bei and Sun Quan, only to suffer a heavy defeat at the Battle of Red Cliffs. The period marked the forming of the Three Kingdoms, comprising the states of Wei, Shu and Wu. Though crushed, Cao Cao refuses to admit defeat a...

Some 1,800 years ago, the fall of the Eastern Han Dynasty led to relentless wars. Cao Cao, prime minister of the Han Dynasty, took on the alliance between Liu Bei and Sun Quan, only to suffer a heavy defeat at the Battle of Red Cliffs. The period marked the forming of the Three Kingdoms, comprising the states of Wei, Shu and Wu. Though crushed, Cao Cao refuses to admit defeat and plans retaliation.

Romance of the West Chamber
Wei Liang Xia
China 
Young student Zhang Gong falls in love with Yingying at first sight and decides to stay in the west chamber of the monastery where she lives to get to know her better. But a local bandit known as Flying Tiger sends his ruffians to surround the monastery in the hope of taking Yingying as his consort. The girl’s mother promises her daughter’s hand to the man who rids them of ...

Young student Zhang Gong falls in love with Yingying at first sight and decides to stay in the west chamber of the monastery where she lives to get to know her better. But a local bandit known as Flying Tiger sends his ruffians to surround the monastery in the hope of taking Yingying as his consort. The girl’s mother promises her daughter’s hand to the man who rids them of the bandits. Zhang Gong steps forward.

The Bell Tolls for a Dynasty
wei liang xia
China 
At the beginning of 1644, during the Ming Dynasty, the troops led by Li Zicheng conquered Shanxi before pressing on to the Ming capital, Yanjing. By ringing the bells of Jingyang, Emperor Chongzhen summoned the ministers for advice. All were terrified, but the Emperor still believed that he could turn the situation around. He ordered General Li Guozhen to supervise the division...

At the beginning of 1644, during the Ming Dynasty, the troops led by Li Zicheng conquered Shanxi before pressing on to the Ming capital, Yanjing. By ringing the bells of Jingyang, Emperor Chongzhen summoned the ministers for advice. All were terrified, but the Emperor still believed that he could turn the situation around. He ordered General Li Guozhen to supervise the divisions and to take command of the infantry and the cavalry in order to repel the enemy’s attack.

The Legend of White Snake
Hai Tao
China 
The white snake and the green snake of Mount Emei descend to the world of mortals as mistress and maid after practicing Taoist magical arts. At the West Lake, the white snake meets Xuxian, a mortal being. Their fates become intertwined and they marry. Unfortunately, at a party the white snake unexpectedly drinks wine and reveals her true form. Xuxian dies of shock on realising ...

The white snake and the green snake of Mount Emei descend to the world of mortals as mistress and maid after practicing Taoist magical arts. At the West Lake, the white snake meets Xuxian, a mortal being. Their fates become intertwined and they marry. Unfortunately, at a party the white snake unexpectedly drinks wine and reveals her true form. Xuxian dies of shock on realising that his wife is not human.

The Woman of the Mountain
Hao Wang
China 
Based on a true story, the film follows the tale of a single mother who works in the mountains to raise her children, one of whom is blind. In her 17 years of working she has worn out 140 pairs of shoes and has broken more than 70 bamboo poles.

Based on a true story, the film follows the tale of a single mother who works in the mountains to raise her children, one of whom is blind. In her 17 years of working she has worn out 140 pairs of shoes and has broken more than 70 bamboo poles.

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