Farewell My Concubine [霸王别姬 (Ba wang bie ji)]

霸王别姬 (Ba wang bie ji)

Directed By: Kaige Chen

June 3, 1993 / Mandarin / 172 mins

Providing a look inside the vibrant world of Peking Opera, this Oscar-nominated epic tells the story of two apprentices who develop into celebrated luminaries in the opera world over the course of fifty years of political turmoil in twentieth-century China.

Listen to a preview of Farewell my Concubine on the IC podcast, “From the Booth” episode 10, winter 2019 (28:24).

Find a full discussion of Farewell my Concubine by the co-directors of International Cinema at (07:33) on Episode 12 Winter 2019 of “From the Booth: The IC Podcast.”

Read about Prof. Francesca Lawson’s (CAL) lecture about Farewell my Concubine entitled: “Gender and Genre in Farewell My Concubine” delivered at IC 27 March 2019.

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IMDB Movie Page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106332/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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Screened Semesters:

  • 2019 Winter