Director Stanley Kwan
Music director Huang Jin Chen
Genre Biography, Drama, Romance
Screenplay Kong-Kin Yau
Country Hong Kong
Release date 1992
Writer Peggy Chiao, Kang Chien Chiu
Initial release November 29, 1991 (Taiwan)
Cast Maggie Cheung (Ruan Ling-yu and Herself), Tony Leung Ka-Fai (Tsai Chu-sheng / Himself), Carina Lau (Lily Li / Herself), Han Chin (Tang Chi-Shan), Chen Yan-Yan (Herself), Waise Lee (Li Min-Wei)
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Center Stage (Chinese: 阮玲玉; pinyin: ruǎn líng yù; Cantonese Yale: yun5 ling4 yuk6), also known as Centre Stage, Actress and Yuen Ling-yuk, is a 1992 Hong Kong film, directed by Stanley Kwan.
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- Shanghai dance hall in centre stage ruan lingyu film by stanley kwan flv
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Maggie Cheung won Best Actress award at Berlin International Film Festival in 1992 for her delicate portraiture of silent film star Ruan Lingyu.
Shanghai dance hall in centre stage ruan lingyu film by stanley kwan flv
The film is based on a true story: the tragic life of China's first prima donna of the silver screen, Ruan Lingyu. This movie chronicles her rise to fame as a movie actress in Shanghai during the 1930s. Actress Maggie Cheung portrayed Ruan in this movie.
Nicknamed the "Chinese Garbo," Ruan Lingyu began her acting career when she was 16 years old and committed suicide at age 24.
The film alternates between present scenes (production talks between director Kwan, Cheung, and co-star Carina Lau, interviews of witnesses who knew Ruan), re-creation scenes with Cheung (as Ruan, acting inside this movie), and extracts from Ruan's original films including her final two films The Goddess and New Women.
Prominent American film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum picked the film as his favorite of the 1990s.
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ReferencesCentre Stage (1992 film) Wikipedia
Centre Stage (1992 film) IMDb Centre Stage (1992 film) themoviedb.org