This is a joint Hong Kong/Chinese film that won the Palme d'or jointly with Jane Campion's "The Piano" at Cannes in 1993. The story concerns the intense, long-term relationship of two men who were apprenticed to the Peking opera in the 1920s.
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""Farewell My Concubine" remains endearing and sensitive in its portrayal of the delicate relationships of the protagonists while scathingly indicting the revolution and its effect on the art and culture of China . . . A refreshing divergence from the often redundant offerings in the world of Western literature." -- "Seattle Herald""A compelling story . . . made all the more so by sharp dialogue and disturbingly vivid description. Evenly paced and with a deft touch for the intricacies of human relationships, it's the quintessential epic romance." -- "AsiaWeek""Lee is an expert in blurring the borders that exist between fantasy and reality, art and life." -- "Lambda Book Report""The story is one of unrequited love and betrayal. This book should be consumedlike a cultural feast." -- "Stuff" magazine"Lee paints her story in broad, effective strokes, evoking vivid images.The book's sobering refrain--that there is 'nowhere to hide' from the tragedy of life--plays gracefully throughout the narrative." -- "Virginia Pilot and Star Ledger""Has the sweep and pang of a novel that keeps you up reading till dawn, then lives in your dreams."-- "TimeAbout the Author:
Lilian Lee is the author of more than thirty books and fifteen feature films. One of the Chinese world's leading writers, Lee's books are instant bestsellers in her native Hong Kong. She cowrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Farewell My Concubine. Farewell My Concubine was translated by Andrea Lingenfelter, a scholar and translator affiliated with the University of Washington in Seattle.
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Book Description Penguin Putnam~trade, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140237747