The Golden Era
Xiao Hong, one of the most radiant female writers, lived through the most turbulent times in contemporary China. She was rescued from poverty by writer Xiao Jun, but their competitive relationship brought her more heartache than joy. While escaping the Japanese invasion, she married novelist Duanmu Hongliang and they fled together to Hong Kong, which fell to the Japanese. She died of tuberculosis at the age of 31.
"Xiao Hong had the life of a 'Romantic artist' par excellence: her adult years were spent drifting from one city to another, she suffered through tragic love affairs, she was prodigiously talented and died shockingly young of tuberculosis. But I had no idea how this life-story might make a film (...) Screenwriter Li Qiang’s ‘deconstructive’ method gives us a sense of the fragility of human life as time marches inexorably on, as well as a sense of a genius confronting her inevitable fate."
Cast: Wei Tang, Shaofeng Feng, Zhiwen Wang, Yawen Zhu, Xuan Huang
Screenplay: Qiang Li
Director of Photography: Yu Wang
Film Editor: Manda Wai
Composer: Eli Marshall
Production Designer: Hai Zhao
Costume Design: Lim-Chung Man
Sound: Duu-Chih Tu
Producer: Hong Qin
Production Company: Stellar Mega Films Ltd.
Co-Producer: Qiang Li
World Sales: Edko Films Limited
Director: Ann Hui