Ashes of Time

A Leslie Cheung Retrospective

Wander around with Leslie Cheung in Toronto! Watch three most classic movies of belated Leslie Cheung on big screen again only at The 2nd Toronto SinoLux Film Exhibition!

TIME: 2018/12/1 ⇨ 2018/12/2 - LOCATION: TIFF Bell Lightbox



LOCATION: TIFF Bell Lightbox - TIME: 2018/12/1 ⇨ 2018/12/2

ROUGE 胭脂扣 (1987)

Stanley Kwan / 关景鹏

1 hr 39 min | Romance | Hong Kong | Cantonese

The ghost of a courtesan who died in 1934 returns to Hong Kong fifty-three years later, seeking to reunite with the man she loved.

报社记者袁永定(万梓良 饰)遇到了一位前来登寻人广告的女子如花(梅艳芳 饰),无意中才发现了该名冷艳的女子原是鬼魂,早在50年前,她是一名红牌妓女,结识了一名纨绔子弟十二少陈振邦(张国荣 饰)。如花深深爱上了这名多情的公子,两人已到了谈婚论嫁的地步,由于身份悬殊,遭到了十二少家人的极力反对。无奈之下,他们以胭脂扣定情,一起吞鸦片殉情。如花未能在地府看到自己的爱人,便到阳间寻找。 如花在两名记者的帮助下,得知原来当年十二少被人救活了,如今生活潦倒。面对十二少的懦弱,如花伤心欲绝,把胭脂扣返还,回到阴间投胎转世。

FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE 霸王别姬 (1993)

CHEN KAIGE / 陈凯歌

2 hr 51 min | Drama, LGBT | China | Mandarin

Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled “Farewell My Concubine” that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou marries Juxian, Doutzi becomes jealous, the beginnings of the acting duo’s explosive breakup and tragic fall take root.

段小楼(张丰毅)与程蝶衣(张国荣)是一对打小一起长大的师兄弟,两人一个演生,一个饰旦,一向配合天衣无缝, 尤其一出《霸王别姬》,更是誉满京城,为此,两人约定合演一辈子《霸王别姬》。但两人对戏剧与人生关系的理解有本质不同, 段小楼深知戏非人生,程蝶衣则是人戏不分。
段小楼在认为该成家立业之时迎娶了名妓菊仙(巩俐),致使程蝶衣认定菊仙是可耻的第三者,使段小楼做了叛徒, 自此,三人围绕一出《霸王别姬》生出的爱恨情仇战开始随着时代风云的变迁不断升级,终酿成悲剧。

ASHES OF TIME 东邪西毒 (1994)

WONG KAR-WAI / 王家卫

1 hr 33 min | Drame | Hong Kong | Cantonese

Ouyang Feng is a heartbroken and cynical man who spends his days in the desert, connecting expert swordsmen with those seeking revenge and willing to pay for it. Throughout five seasons in exile, Ouyang spins tales of his clients’ unrequited loves and unusual acts of bravery.

取材于金庸的武侠神作《射雕英雄传》,但故事的主线变成了原著中不受人待见的欧阳锋(张国荣 饰)。 欧阳锋因为昔日恋人(张曼玉 饰)赌气嫁给兄长而离开家乡白驼山,来到大漠中开了一家专门介绍杀手的酒舍。 在沙漠的自我放逐中他重逢了好友黄药师(梁家辉 饰),遇见了精分的慕容嫣(林青霞 饰),深情的想念妻子桃花(刘嘉玲 饰) 却不想相见的夕阳武士(梁朝伟 饰),倔强的复仇孤女(杨采妮 饰),初来闯荡江湖的不穿鞋的洪七(张学友 饰)。 在经历了他人的生死、感情纠葛之后,欧阳锋得知了恋人的死讯,一切得到释然后他烧毁了酒舍,离开了沙漠……

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