The Golden Era
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

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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."
Ann Hui

tags: Far East, Women, History, Literature, Feature film

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