A New Old Play

QIU Jiongjiong Hong Kong, France 179 Min NC16 (Some Drug Use and Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere

A rowdy ensemble and plenty of food drive this sweeping saga as it charts the fortunes of a Chinese opera troupe in a new society.

Having played a clown his whole life, QIU Fu passes on and awaits escort into Hell. But Hell’s doorstep somehow resembles a well-lit stage, while the ghosts are rather lively. From his memories emerges the saga of an acting troupe swept into 20th-century China’s turmoil, its artists becoming workers, lovers, state enemies, and fools all at once.

Timing & Venue

Price

28 November 2021,
Sunday, 1.00pm
Filmgarde Bugis+ 3

$15.00

Closed

All guests must present proof of vaccination (either via TraceTogether or HealthHub app) before entering the halls.

English Title

A New Old Play

Original Title

椒麻堂会

Country

Hong Kong, France

Year

2021

Runtime

179 Min

Rating

NC16 (Some Drug Use and Coarse Language)

Language(s)

Sichuanese

Subtitles

English

Credits

QIU Jiongjiong

Born to a family of Sichuan opera performers, Chinese artist QIU Jiongjiong’s works address national history and political legacies. An established painter, Qiu expanded into documentary filmmaking in the mid-2000s. A New Old Play, his first fiction film, took home the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival. His documentary Mr Zhang Believes (2015) was previously presented at SGIFF.

Cast & Crew

Cast

YI Sicheng
GUAN Nan
QIU Zhimin

Screenwriter

QIU Jiongjiong

Producer

DING Ningyuan
YANG Jin

Contact

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