The King of Masks [Bian Lian]

Bian Lian

Directed By: Tian-Ming Wu

January 21, 1996 / Mandarin / 91 mins

In 1930s China, Wang is The King of Masks, an aged street performer who practices the change-mask opera art of bian lian. He laments that he has no male heir to carry on his mysterious and complicated art. When he adopts a grandson as his apprentice, Wang is confronted with a surprising turn of events.

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Screened Semesters:

  • 2015 Winter
  • Winter 2023

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