To Live to Sing 2019 Ages 15+

6.00PM Fri 8 Nov 2019 (1hr 45mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

‘At the outskirts of Chengdu, a traditional Sichuan opera troupe faces extinction. With their theatre scheduled for demolition, a wave of progress seems poised to wash them away. But then their manager (Zhao Li) notices that the more fantastical elements of their opera have started to manifest in mundane reality… Johnny Ma (Old Stone) punctuates his sophomore feature with dazzling pageantry and traces of magic while keeping it rooted in the modest ambitions and compelling plights of everyday people.’ Vancouver International Film Festival

CREDITS

DIGITAL, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 100 MINUTES, CHINA/FRANCE, MANDARIN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: JOHNNY MA / PRODUCER: WU XIANJIAN, JING WANG / SCRIPT: JOHNNY MA / CINEMATOGRAPHER: MATTHIAS DELVAUX / EDITOR: ANA GODOY / PROD CO: NOTABLE CONTENT / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: FILMS BOUTIQUE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP