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Love in a Fallen City

Love in a Fallen City

Love in a Fallen City

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1984 / 93min / DCP

DIRECTOR: ANN HUI

CAST: CHOW YUN-FAT, CORA MIAO, CHIAO CHIAO, GEUNG CHEUNG PING

Fresh off the success of Boat People (1982), Hui, perhaps the most famous female figure of the Hong Kong New Wave, adapted Eileen Chang’s novella of the same name, producing this 1940s-set tale that moves between Shanghai and Hong Kong, observing the affection that develops between disgraced divorcee Cora Miao and playboy Malayan businessman Chow Yun-Fat, here luminous with youthful charm. A robust, character-driven romance set against a backdrop of war-torn Hong Kong amidst Japanese invasion, and at the intersection between tradition and modernity.

Screening as a part of Shaw Sisters