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Director  Stanley Kwan
Music director  Huang Jin Chen
7.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Biography, Drama, Romance
Screenplay  Kong-Kin Yau
Country  Hong Kong
Centre Stage (1992 film) movie poster

Language  Mandarin Cantonese Shanghainese
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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Ruan lingyu centre stage trailer

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.


Centre Stage (1992 film) movie scenes

Maggie Cheung won Best Actress award at Berlin International Film Festival in 1992 for her delicate portraiture of silent film star Ruan Lingyu.

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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.

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Nicknamed the "Chinese Garbo," Ruan Lingyu began her acting career when she was 16 years old and committed suicide at age 24.

Centre Stage (1992 film) TIFFs A Century of Chinese Cinema Review Center Stage 1992

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.


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  • Golden Horse Awards, 1991
  • Best Leading Actress - Maggie Cheung
  • Best Cinematography - Poon Hang Sang
  • Best Feature Film (nominated)
  • Best Director - Stanley Kwan (nominated)
  • 42nd Berlin International Film Festival
  • Silver Bear for Best Actress - Maggie Cheung
  • Chicago International Film Festival, 1992
  • Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress - Maggie Cheung
  • 1993 Hong Kong Film Awards
  • Best Actress - Maggie Cheung
  • Best Cinematography - Poon Hang Sang
  • Best Art Direction - Pok Yuk Mok
  • Best Original Film Score - Johnny Chen
  • Best Original Film Song - Johnny Chen
  • Recognition

    Centre Stage (1992 film) Center Stage 1991 MUBI

    Prominent American film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum picked the film as his favorite of the 1990s.

    Cast and roles

  • Maggie Cheung - Ruan Lingyu
  • Ruan Lingyu - Various (in archival footages)
  • Chen Yen-yen - Herself (in interview)
  • Li Lili - Herself (credited as Lily Li)
  • Tony Leung Ka-fai - Cai Chusheng
  • Carina Lau - Li Lili
  • Chin Han - Tang Chi-Shan
  • Paul Chang - Boss of Lianhua Film Company
  • Waise Lee - Li Min-wei
  • Lawrence Ng - Chang Ta-Min
  • Cecilia Yip - Lin Chu-Chu
  • Maryanna Yip
  • Hsiao Hsiang
  • Stanley Kwan
  • References

    Centre Stage (1992 film) Wikipedia
    Centre Stage (1992 film) IMDb Centre Stage (1992 film)