Chinese Movie Nights – Lady of the Dynasty – Yang Guifei

Lady of the Dynasty tells the story of Yang Guifei, one of the Four Great Beauties of ancient China. It is said that she was so beautiful that she would shame any flower. Tang poet Bai Juyi, wrote in 809 a famous poem on her tragic fate entitled “Song of Everlasting Sorrow” (长恨歌 Chang hen ge) that later influenced not only Chinese artists and scholars but also Japanese literature.

Lady of the Dynasty – Yang Guifei (2015)
27/03/2017 in Chinese version with English subtitles

Duration : 122 min
Category : Epic romance, drama
Co-Directors: SHI Qing,TIAN Zhuangzhuang,ZHANG Yimou
Starring : FAN Bingbing, Leon LAI, WU Chun

Yang Yuhuan is the lead dancer at a state funeral when Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty notices her the first time. When he enquires Consort Wu, his favorite concubine, about her, she feels threatened and lies saying that she already arranged for Yang Yuhuan to marry their son, Prince Li Mao. Amid this court intrigue and an assassination plot by his other son Li Ying, the Emperor has to face rebellion from one of his most trusted generals An Lushan…


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