Farewell My Concubine (30th Anniversary Restoration)

Farewell My Concubine

China | 1993 | 171 min. | Chen Kaige

October 6 - 25, 2023

Chen Kaige’s much acclaimed, long out of print masterpiece chronicles the rise of two young stars of the Beijing Opera House, their turbulent relationship, and ultimate downfalls. New 4k restoration.

Beginning in 1924 and spanning nearly half a century, Farewell My Concubine’s sumptuous narrative is interwoven with moments from some of the most troublesome times in modern Chinese history, including Japan’s 1937 invasion though to the Chinese Cultural Revolution and its aftermath. A new 30th anniversary 4K restoration of the film’s original cut, the Palme d’Or winner, and two-time Academy Award-nominated epic features incredible lead performances from international stars Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang and Gong Li.

  • Director: Chen Kaige
  • Principal Cast: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Gong Li, You Ge
  • Country: China, Hong Kong
  • Year: 1993
  • Running Time: 171 min.
  • Producer: HSU Feng
  • Screenplay: Lilian Lee, Lu Wei
  • Cinematographers: Gu Chang Wei
  • Language: Mandarin