Farewell My Concubine
Drama • R • 1993 • 2 hr 51 min
Lovely, sad, beautiful. Great way to get a glimpse of the cultural revolution in China.
It’s long but never boring managing to weave a complex story about two men and a communist regime over several decade
Sumptuous epic that has trouble holding the emotional thread all the way through.
Hard to watch yet memorable and eye-opening. Stunning cinematography.
Long and lavish period piece. Their training in Chinese opera makes Whiplash look tame. Very hard to watch.
Amazing movie that portraits different people's life in amazing ways.
Memorable. I've seen it many years ago and I can stil vividly remember some of its most touching scenes and lines
The heartbreaking, yet beautiful tragedy about the marching forward of time.
A very chaotic but interesting film that feels as if it’s pulling you in all directions.
Excellent film about the history of China
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