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2019, 105' Trailer. A Sichuan Opera troupe are faced with the demolition of their theatre and dissolution. Premiered at the Directors' Fortnight section at Cannes Film Festival, winner 'Best Film' and 'Best Actress' Shanghai International Film Festival.

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On the outskirts of Chengdu, a traditional Sichuan opera troupe faces extinction. With their theatre scheduled for demolition, a wave of progress seems poised to wash them away.

Zhao Li is the manager of a small Sichuan Opera troupe, living and performing together in a rundown theatre located in the outskirts of Chengdu, China. When she receives the notice of demolition for the theatre, Zhao Li hides the news from everyone else, fearing that this could spell the end of her opera troupe: besides demolition, it’s the life of her “family” that is at stake. As she struggles to search for a new theatre for them to both sing and live in, the opera and its fantastic characters slowly begin to seep into her real world…

All the actors in the film are opera singers and musicians playing versions of themselves, which makes for a rich viewing experience.

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