CHINESE CINEMA FESTIVAL IN RUSSIA - 2017

LADY OF THE DYNASTY

Producer Mataichirô Yamamoto
Scriptwriter Khan Chan
Director Shi Qing
Director of Photography
Sound
Composer
Production Designer
Production China Film Group
ESA Cultural Investment
Tristone Entertainment Inc.
Beijing Chunqiu Hengtai Media Co.
Timing 120 min.
Year 2015
Age restriction 16+
Country China
South Korea
Japan
Cinema Date/Time
KOSMOS THEATRE 4 September 16:00
DOM KINO 7 September 20:00
Cast:

Fan Bingbing
Leon Lai
Wu Chun
Joan Chen

 

 

The film is based on the tragic romance between a singer and a dancer Yang Yuhuan with Emperor Xuanzong of Tang. Known as one of one of China’s “Four Greatest Beauties”, Yang was called “Guifei” (Precious wife). In the film version of this love story Yuhuan married to the Crown prince Li, gained the heart of the aged emperor Xuanzong and their love led the dynasty to the catastrophe. After marrying to the emperor, she became an object of royal intrigues and a reason of a rebel. There are royal rituals, murderous battles and romantic encounters.

Rich with its historical attributes and visual solutions the film project had a complicated fate. Since its launch in 2009, there have been changes in directors and actors. As a result, it was a debutant in directing, a scriptwriter and a writer Shi Qing, who has become the film director. He was supported by world-known Chinese directors Zhang Yimou and Tian Zhuangzhuang.