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Farewell My Concubine

Messages of acceptance

There was a time when mainland authorities would have considered Zhao Liang persona non grata.

Sunday, 12 June, 2011, 12:00am

A whirl of their own

SU SHU SPENT years mastering her craft as a principal dancer. Now she has to forget everything she's learnt.

14 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Film ruined

I HAVE been told that the film Farewell My Concubine is a powerful and moving story, although it is apparently difficult to understand all the political references.

It was made all the more difficult by the fact that the English sub-titles were impossible to read, let alone understand, when the film was shown last month on ATV World.

Well done ATV.

7 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Powerful opera

FAREWELL My Concubine (World, 9.30pm) only runs to 170 minutes which makes ATV's decision to screen this modern Chinese classic over two nights all the more perplexing. On Tuesday night, Once Upon A Time In America came in at 227 minutes, yet the station managed to shoehorn all that action into one night.

27 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Youngsters major draw

FORTY years ago, pupils at the Beijing Traditional Opera School had lessons in ill-equipped classrooms in a dilapidated convent in the southern part of the city.

Today, the opera school is housed in an imposing building at a prestigious address and regarded as an important training ground for Beijing Opera artists.

11 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

LA LORE

'HONG KONG? Isn't that the capital of Tokyo?' Yes, I'm back in my home town of Los Angeles and this is a question I've heard more than once during my two-week return. Of course, it's my own fault. It's the company I've been keeping. I've been hanging out at the local coffee house, inappropriately named The Novel.

10 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Praise fails to soothe China's ire

THE prestigious awards given to the film Farewell My Concubine, among them the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and now the Golden Globe for best foreign language film, apparently have done nothing to soothe the ire of the Chinese Government.

25 Jan 1994 - 12:00am