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International superstar Maggie Cheung (IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE) embodies tragic screen siren Ruan Lingyu, known as the “Greta Garbo of China,” in this unconventional biopic by Hong Kong New Wave master Stanley Kwan (ROUGE). Praised for her moving and emotive onscreen presence, Ruan’s private life, which was frequent fodder for the vicious Shanghai tabloids, began to mirror the melodramas which brought her fame, culminating in tragedy. Kwan and Cheung paint a kaleidoscopic yet intimate portrait of the ill-fated actress, deftly blending lush period drama, archival footage, and metatextual documentary sequences of Cheung reflecting on Ruan’s legacy. The result is, much like the films of Ruan Lingyu themselves, tender and moving.
In Cantonese, Mandarin, and English with English subtitles.
Jackie Chan, Willie Chan, Leonard Ho, Siu-Ming Tsui, Yongning Zhang
Maggie Cheung, Han Chin, Carina Lau, Tony Leung Ka-fai