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The Dream Of The Red Chamber

The Dream Of The Red Chamber

The Dream Of The Red Chamber

1977 / 108min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: LI HAN HSIANG

CAST: SYLVIA CHANG, BRIGITTE LIN , MICHELLE YIM

Chang, in one of the roles that helped cement her stardom, plays opposite Brigitte Lin in this colorful Shaw Brothers production, an ornate and operatic Huangmeixi musical adaptation of a classic novel of the Qing Dynasty, which has Lin, later a specialist in gender-bending parts, playing the male lead, a young nobleman hopelessly in love with Chang, the sickly daughter of another wealthy family, whom he is forbidden to marry.

The Dream of the Red Chamber is screening as part of the Sylvia Chang series.