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Directed by Chen Kaige

171 min/China/Hong Kong/1993
Rated R

A seemingly unshakable friendship between two Chinese opera stars gets put to the test in the face of war, a communist takeover, the Cultural Revolution and the intrusion of a woman who tempts both of them. In a plot that captures 50 years of Chinese history, the once-inseparable Duan Xiaolou and Cheng Dieyi find themselves increasingly at odds after Xiaolou weds a lovely courtesan.

Winner: Palme D’Or – 1993 Cannes Film Festival; Winner: FIPRESCI Prize – 1993 Cannes Film Festival; Winner: Best Foreign Language Film – 1994 Golden Globes; Nominated: Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film: 1994 Academy Awards

**Presented in partnership with the Utah Symphony/Utah Opera as part of the Silk & Spices Festival

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 6:00 PM8:00 PM MDT