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Cinema at the Museum: Farewell My Concubine

This May, Cinema at the Museum presents a series of films in honour of Asian Heritage Month. These films look at themes of identity, revenge, family, independence, memory, grief, culture, and community from a wide range of Asian filmmakers.

Friday, May 31, 7 PM
Film: Farewell My Concubine
Director: Chen Kaige
Year: 1992
Runtime: 171 minutes
Country: China
Rating: R

Abandoned by his mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theatre troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled “Farewell My Concubine” that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou marries Juxian, Douzi becomes jealous, the beginnings of the acting duo’s explosive breakup and tragic fall take root.

Presented in Mandarin with English subtitles

Event/Exhibition meta autogenerated block.

May 31 at 7:00PM 9:30PM

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