"Farewell My Concubine"
Directed by Chen Kaige
This complex story of passion
and political intrigue won the Best Film Award at Cannes and is an
ambitious historical epic of China in the 20th century. It follows the enduring
friendship between two opera stars in old Beijing. As they prosper, the
political upheavals of war and revolution take their toll. When a young
prostitute threatens their professional and personal union, it becomes
just one of many trials which test the enduring strength of art and love
that bind these two men. 157 minutes.