[SOLD OUT] Rouge (胭脂扣) (1987)

17th June 2022
Friday 8:00pm - 10:15pm

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

Description:

This screening of Rouge will be followed by a live online Q&A session with the director, Stanley Kwan.

4K RESTORATION
Director: Stanley Kwan
Runtime: 97 minutes
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese with English and Chinese subtitles
Rating: NC16

Awards
BEST LEADING ACTRESS (Anita Mui)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST ART DIRECTION
Golden Horse Film Festival 1987

BEST PICTURE
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST ACTRESS (Anita Mui)
BEST FILM EDITING
BEST ORIGINAL FILM SONG
BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE
Hong Kong Film Awards 1989

Synopsis
Oscillating between past and present, tradition and modernity, Rouge delivers an erotic and poignant romance between two star-crossed lovers in 1930s and 1980s Hong Kong. Driven to commit suicide together, elegant courtesan Fleur (Anita Mui) and young magnate Chan (Leslie Cheung) promise to reunite in the afterlife. After waiting for him in limbo for fifty years, she returns to the living as a ghost in search of her long-lost lover, only to find her home and cultural mores uprooted in an alien contemporary world which she navigates with the help of a newspaperman and his girlfriend. Where the opulent teahouses of pre-war Hong Kong are replaced with bland modern apartments, Fleur’s pursuit for love may be as elusive as time itself.

From his directorial debut Women (1985) to Rouge (1987), auteur Stanley Kwan is celebrated for his nuanced treatment of women in his films, especially characters confronted by urban alienation, sexual suppression and identity struggles within Hong Kong’s rapidly changing social milieu.


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Important Notice:
Do note that Oldham Theatre does not play ads and screenings will start promptly. Doors will open 20 minutes before showtime. Arrive early so as not to disrupt the screenings. All patrons are encouraged to purchase your tickets online to be able to secure a seat. If you choose to purchase tickets or merchandise at Oldham Theatre’s box office, cashless payment is preferred. Mask-wearing is required at all times for both staff and patrons.

T&Cs
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