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Released in 1964, just at the outbreak of the Cultural Revolution, and banned for its “bourgeois” content, namely the world of stage performances, the friendship of two actresses.
1980 | Winner: Sutherland Trophy
If you can look past the nauseating propaganda, this is actually a subtle and beautifully crafted film about the comradeship between two people. You can tell Xie Jin had a nightmare making this with the pushy cultural authorities.
a mixture of chinese opera film, women's melodrama, and maoist propaganda. extremely poignant at times/rang very true