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Love in a Fallen City
(Qing cheng zhi lian)

by Ann HUI


Ann Hui keeps a relationship of kinship, if not intimacy, with the work of writer Eileen Chang, one of whose works she here brings to the screen for the first time. It is in the attention to detail, in seeking the right emotion and pictorial treatment that the filmmaker comes as close as possible to a past, but pivotal era of Hong Kong’s history (1941) and to characters who are all prisoners of their social role. Here, women do not exist in the gaze of others, women included, except through a male filter. Affairs without love, smooth and troubled talk, the cacophony of cultures and values; the high-society and fanciful atmosphere of Love in a Fallen City acts like a trap. JB

  • Titre français
    Love in a Fallen City
  • Original title
    Qing cheng zhi lian
  • Titre international
    Love in a Fallen City
  • Scénario
  • Photo
    Tony HOPE
  • Montage
    CHIANG Hsing-Lung, CHOW Cheung-Kan, FANG Pao-Hua
  • Son
    HSU Ping-Kuang
  • Musique
    LAM Man-Yee
  • Interprétation
    CHOW Yun-Fat, Cora MIAO
  • Production
    Golden Harvest Production, Shaw Brothers
  • Directeur artistique
    Tony AU
  • Ventes internationales
    Celestial Pictures :
  • Support de projection
  • Sous-titrage

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