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Farewell My Concubine
Drama / Romance   171 minutes

shown March 2003

"The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years" (IMDB)

Everyone should see this film, all 170 minutes of it (the full cut, with all the gorgeously stylised Peking opera), and no-one who appreciates film as art form, entertainment or challenge will regret it. (EUFS)    Full EUFS Review

The most compelling aspect of "Farewell My Concubine," the sumptuous, controversial new film from Chinese filmmaker Chen Kaige, is its swooning infatuation with the theater -- with its colors, its vitality and even its cruel rigors. (Washington Post)  Full Washington Post Review

"Farewell My Concubine" is a demonstration of how a great epic can function (Chicago Sun Times)  Full Chicago Sun Times Review

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