#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A film so delicate you can almost break it off in your hand, this is a stunning biography of Ruan Lingyu, China’s first real movie star, a woman who lived a “colorful” life and was dead before she was 30. Director Stanley Kwan deftly mixes his narrative with actual film clips, re-creations of lost films, interviews with survivors, and his own conversations with his cast. The result is a kaleidoscope of emotion and tragedy. Maggie Cheung is nothing less than astonishing as Ruan, and she is ably supported by Tony Leung (of Anna’s the lover).
Plot: Based on the tragic true story of China’s first prima donna of the silver screen, Ruan Lingyu, chronicling her rise to fame as a movie actress in Shanghai during the 1930s.
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Great concept, average execution
An homage to Chinese silent film star Ruan Lingyu (1910-1935) starring Maggie Cheung is certainly compelling as a premise, and there are several things I liked about it, including the re-creation of old movie scenes played alongside the original, and the cast and crew talking about what had happened in her life. It also gave me a jumping off point into understanding this actor and her work better, and hey, Maggie Cheung is always a joy.
For 154 minutes, though, it’s pretty surprising just how many details are left out about Ruan’s personal and professional life. Director Stanley Kwan’s storytelling tends to put the viewer into a scene like a dance floor and spend a lot of time there, without enough explanation for the things going on with Ruan, her lovers, or the directors she works with. It’s frustratingly distant. Even after her elongated suicide scene, he opts to show his crew filming Cheung pretending to be dead, instead of referencing the extraordinary funeral procession Ruan had. In the end it made me think that just a straight biographical film that walked through the events of her life would have worked better, as it probably would have been more informative.
Original Language cn
Runtime 2 hr 6 min (126 min) (Australia), 2 hr 27 min (147 min) (director’s cut) (Hong Kong), 1 hr 58 min (118 min) (edited) (Hong Kong), 2 hr 34 min (154 min) (restored DVD) (Hong Kong)
Genre Biography, Drama, Romance
Director Stanley Kwan
Writer Peggy Chiao, Kang Chien Chiu
Actors Maggie Cheung, Han Chin, Tony Ka Fai Leung
Country Hong Kong
Awards 12 wins & 15 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 (some scenes), 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm