Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Meinte's Daily Film Fact # 4 - Farewell My Concubine

Chen Kaige's 'Farewell My Concubine' (1993) was the first Chinese movie the win a palm d'or at the film festival of Cannes.
A rather funny fact is that Jackie Chan was offered the role of Duan Xiaolou (played by Fengyi Zhang) due to his own childhood experience of training in the Peking Opera. He turned the offer down because he was afraid the film would harm his image because it deals with themes of sexuality.

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