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"Forever Enthralled", Chen Kaige's highly anticipated biopic of Peking opera legend Mei Lanfang, made its starry premiere in Beijing on Tuesday.

Ziyi Zhang
as Meng Xiaodong
Leon Lai
as Mei Lanfang
Gillian Chung
as Young Fu Zhifang
Hong Chen
as Fu zhifang
Honglei Sun
as Qiu Rubai
Xueqi Wang
as Tan Xinpei
Masanobu Ando
as a Japanese army officer

Opera Film Cleans up at Box Offices
Director Chen Kaige's latest film, "Forever Enthralled," has had a great opening weekend with a box office income exceeding 42 million yuan.
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v Promises He Can Keep
v Mei Lanfang Biopic to Open Earlier
v Zhang Ziyi's Opera Master Look in "Mei Lanfang"
v Gillian Chung's Scenes Cut from 'Mei Lanfang'
v "Mei Lanfang" Release Film Poster
v "Mei Lanfang" Video Stills Released
v 'Mei Lanfang' Premieres Its MV Globally
v Zhang Ziyi, Leon Lai Sing for 'Mei Lanfang'
v "Mei Lanfang" Won't Have Remakes in 50 Years
v "Mei Lanfang" Could Face Trouble over Contract Issues
v "Mei Lanfang" to Open at Year-End
v Gillian's Fate still Unknown: "Mei Lanfang" Crew
v Mei Lanfang Posters Released
v A Glimpse of The Movie "Mei Lanfang" in Filming
v Leon Lai's Debut as Peking Opera Legend
v "Mei Lanfang" Starts Shooting
Movie Overview

Director: Kaige Chen
Writers: Kaige Chen (screenplay)
               Geling Yan (screenplay)
               Kuo-fu Chen   (screenplay)
Producer: Han Sanping
Release Date: 12 December 2008 (China)
Genre: Biography | Drama | History
Plot: A biographical account of Mei Lanfang, China's greatest opera star.

Profile of Mei Lanfang

Name: Mei Lanfang
Born: October 22, 1894
Died: August 8, 1961
Biography: Mei Lanfang was one of the most famous Beijing or Peking opera artists in modern history, exclusively known for his qingyi roles, a type of dan role...

Chen Kaige (born August 12, 1952) is a Chinese film director and a leading figure of the fifth generation of Chinese cinema. His films are known for their visual flair and epic storytelling...
Other Chen Kaige Productions

Farewell My Concubine (1993)

The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)

Together (2002)

The Promise (2005)