In 1938, Mei Langfang’s good friend, Qiu Rubai, stood at Mei Lanfang’s sickbed. For decades, he got along with Mei as brothers and almost as enemies. Qiu suddenly found out that it took him a lifetime to understand Mei. He told Mei: Now I understand. You wanted to be an ordinary man. Maybe you’re always an ordinary man…
Mei Lanfang was born in 1894 to a family of Beijing Opera performers. At the end of the Qing Dynasty, the social status of opera performers was no better than that of prostitutes.
Aka: Mei Lanfang
Directed: Kaige Chen
Country: China/Hong Kong
Cast: Leon Lai, Ziyi Zhang, Honglei Sun, Hong Chen