Friday, January 27, 2012

Farewell My Concubine

The fireworks were back with a vengeance tonight. Not sure why. But it was like a warzone cycling back from the office, dodging bangers & rockets.

We watched Farewell My Concubine tonight, Chen Kaige's 1993 film about two Peking Opera stars - from boyhood in the 1920s to old age in the 70s. I'd not seen it before. Good, well-acted and as much about China's tumultuous mid-century history & politics as the stagecraft of the title. But overlong at 3hrs. 

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