1993 Chinese film recounting the life of two Beijing Opera performers

Reference

Farewell My Concubine (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Farewell My Concubine, a 1993 Chinese drama film directed by Chen Kaige, is one of the central works of the Fifth Generation movement that brought Chinese film directors to world attention. Similar to other Fifth Generation films like To Live and The Blue Kite, Farewell My Concubine explores the effect of China's political turmoil during the mid-20th century on the lives of individuals, families, and groups, in this case, two stars in a Peking opera troupe and the woman who comes between them. ..."

Video Products

Farewell My Concubine (1993), 14 Dec 1999
Farewell to My Concubine (2007), 15 Dec 2007

Reviews

Farewell My Concubine (1993), by Stephen W. Carson
"Much more overtly critical of Chinese Communists than 'To Live', this film covers the same time period but from the perspective of two male Peking opera stars. The growing pain and distrust in their friendship mirrors the shattering of Chinese society by the Communists."

Videos


Farewell My Concubine (1993) - Official Trailer [SD], 1 Jan 1993
Touchstone Home Video trailer, narrated, with list of awards and reviewers' comments

farewell to my concubine trailer, 1 Jan 1993
With excerpts from the movie, including dialogue