Ruan Ling Yu (original title)
- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.5/10
- Director: Stanley Kwan
- Country: CantoneseMandarinEnglish
- Year: 1991
- Duration: 147 min
- Production: Mono
Biopic of 1930’s Chinese actress Ruan Ling Yu.
A film so delicate you can almost break it off in your hand, this is a stunning biography of Ruan Lingyu, China’s first real movie star, a woman who lived a “colorful” life and was dead before she was 30. Director Stanley Kwan deftly mixes his narrative with actual film clips, re-creations of lost films, interviews with survivors, and his own conversations with his cast. The result is a kaleidoscope of emotion and tragedy. Maggie Cheung is nothing less than astonishing as Ruan, and she is ably supported by Tony Leung (of Anna’s the lover).
Maggie Cheung, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Waise Lee, Lawrence Ng, Kelvin Wong, Paul Chang Chung, Lingyu Ruan, Ta-Nan Huang, Han Chin, Carina Lau, Li-li Li, Cecilia Yip, San Yip, Yanyan Chen, Daisy Tian Dai,