Poster for the film 'Farewell My Concubine'

Made:
1993

Poster for the film 'Farewell My Concubine', 1993.

'Farewell My Concubine' is a 1993 Chinese historical drama film directed by Chen Kaige, starring Leslie Cheung, Gong Li, and Zhang Fengyi. An adaptation of the novel by Lilian Lee, the film is set in a politically tumultuous China during the 20th century, from the early days of the Republic of China to the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution. It chronicles the troubled relationships between two Peking opera actors and lifelong friends Cheng Dieyi (Cheung) and Duan Xiaolou (Zhang), and Xiaolou's wife Juxian (Gong).

It won the Palme d'Or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first Chinese-language film to achieve the honour. It also won a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and a BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
2017-5121
type:
poster