Enter The Forbidden City

Enter The Forbidden City

 
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ENTER THE FORBIDDEN CITY
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An opera troupe from southern China is invited to the Forbidden City to perform for the Emperor’s 80th birthday celebration
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Available on Blu-Ray and some streaming services.

I am a huge fan of Chinese cinema. If you've never experienced a true Chinese film, it is an acquired taste...a lot like British humor. But once you get it, chances are you'll love it.

This film is a perfect example of Chinese cinema. It is filled with incredible visuals and beautiful artistry and choreography. The costumes are spectacular, and the filming locations are second to none.

The story is based on the true story of a performing troupe going to the Forbidden City and eventually becoming the Peking Opera. Because the story is based in Chinese culture and history, there are certain things that are just assumed by the film makers that may get lost in translation, or it assumes you already know certain facts relevant to the story or characters and leaves those facts out. So, if you don't know the story or the players it is going to take you a while to figure out what is happening.

While the acting, editing, and story composition may not be at the level most Americans are used to when it comes to wide-release films, this is very typical and acceptable for Chinese cinema. If you can set aside what you are used to seeing and focus on enjoying this for what it is, I think you will have a new appreciation for foreign film.

If you are a fan of fashion, dance, ancient culture, and beautiful scenery and imagery give this film a chance. You may really love it.

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3.7
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4.0
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3.0
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3.0
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4.0
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4.0
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3.0

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Available on Blu-Ray and some streaming services.

I am a huge fan of Chinese cinema. If you've never experienced a true Chinese film, it is an acquired taste...a lot like British humor. But once you get it, chances are you'll love it.

This film is a perfect example of Chinese cinema. It is filled with incredible visuals and beautiful artistry and choreography. The costumes are spectacular, and the filming locations are second to none.

The story is based on the true story of a performing troupe going to the Forbidden City and eventually becoming the Peking Opera. Because the story is based in Chinese culture and history, there are certain things that are just assumed by the film makers that may get lost in translation, or it assumes you already know certain facts relevant to the story or characters and leaves those facts out. So, if you don't know the story or the players it is going to take you a while to figure out what is happening.

While the acting, editing, and story composition may not be at the level most Americans are used to when it comes to wide-release films, this is very typical and acceptable for Chinese cinema. If you can set aside what you are used to seeing and focus on enjoying this for what it is, I think you will have a new appreciation for foreign film.

If you are a fan of fashion, dance, ancient culture, and beautiful scenery and imagery give this film a chance. You may really love it.
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