Rouge (4K Restored Version)

Rouge (4K Restored Version)

Dir/Prod: Stanley Kwan
Orig Story/Scr: Lillian Lee
Scr: Chiu Kang-chien
Prod Cos: Golden Harvest, Golden Way
Cast: Anita Mui, Leslie Cheung, Alex Man, Emily Chu
1988 | Colour | DCP | Cantonese | Chi & Eng Subtitles | 97min

As one of the few films co-starring the late icons Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui as leads, Rouge is a beautiful romantic tragedy that bridges past and present, and will remain a forever classic. In 1934 Hong Kong, star-crossed lovers Fleur (Anita Mui), the most coveted courtesan, and Chan (Leslie Cheung), a wealthy heir, carry out a suicide pact so that they can be together in the afterlife, except that Fleur never meets him on the other side. After waiting for 53 years, she returns to the mortal world in search of her long-lost lover.

The pair's captivating performance is amplified by their close bond and magnetic chemistry. Both of them give a compelling representation of their characters' emotional arcs. While Cheung intricately depicts the transition from a frivolous scion to a down-and-out floater, Mui also effortlessly captures the femininity and nuance of a 1930s woman who finally comes to terms with the unrealised love after lonesomely wandering around for half a decade. It's unarguably one of her best roles, for which she was crowned Best Actress at the 24th Golden Horse Awards and the 8th Hong Kong Film Awards.

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Date Time Rescheduled Date and Time Venue
23/4/2023 (Sun) # [Full House] 7:30pm Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
8/10/2023 (Sun) [Additional Screening] [Full House] 7:30pm Rescheduled to
4/11/2023 (Sat) 7:30pm
Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive

# Pre-screening talk with Stanley Kwan & Joyce Yang

23/4 (Sun) 4:30 pm
2/F Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre (Grand Theatre Entrance Area)

Free admission by ticket of the screening of Rouge
(Free seating. Limited seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.)

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