With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

ACF 1722: TWO STAGE SISTERS to screen at Asia Society on November 28th, 2012

 Two Stage Sisters
Directed by XIE Jin
With XIE Fang, CAO Yindi
China, 1964, 107 minutes
Color, 35mm.
When: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 6:30 pm
Where Asia Society
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), NYC

One of the last films made before the Cultural Revolution, Two Stage Sisters follows the lives of two female opera performers, Chunhua (Xie Fang) and Yuehong (Cao Yindi), from 1935 to 1950 as they leave a small countryside folk opera troupe and join a theater company in Shanghai. Their relationship is put on trial as ideological differences develop over a period of turbulent political and social upheavals. Director Xie Jin, known for his women's pictures, is one of the most successful filmmakers in Chinese cinema history, having weathered major political storms in a career that spanned half a century.

This screening of Two Stage Sisters is part of the film series Goddess: Chinese Women on Screen which runs through December 8, 2012.

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