Center Stage (1992)

Center Stage





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Movie Info

A biography of Ruan Ling Yu, China's first real movie star, features archival film clips and re-creations of lost films.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Peggy Chiao, Tai An-Ping Chiu, Qiu Dai Anping, Chiao Hsiung-ping
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On DVD: Aug 13, 1996
Golden Way Films


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All Critics (5)

The luminous Maggie Cheung, who deservedly won the Berlin Festival Acting Award, offers a sensitive portrait of the popular actress Ruan Ling-Yu (she was compared to Garbo), who committed suicide over a scandal in her personal life.

Full Review… | July 1, 2005

An overwhemingly moving tribute to the popular Hong Kong actress Ruan Ling-yu of the 1930s...

Full Review… | September 28, 2002
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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Audience Reviews for Center Stage

The film is based on a biopic of the silent film goddess, a legendary Chinese actress of the 30's. Ruan Ling Yu is a link of the lost Chinese black and white genre and the current cinemagraphy. Many Chinese silent film were either unknown, lost or not well preserved. This film can be quite educating when it comes to Chinese film history. Maggie Cheung's performance deserves an Oscar. The flow of the film can be quite confusing nevertheless it's still a good documentary-liked melodrama. Kinda like the movie Ed Wood.

Jojo Shek

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