Project Description

Length: 20Mins59Secs

Director: 贾钢、袁雪凝

Cast: 白金、陶慧敏

The story begins with Yang Lan, a gorgeously looking Peking Opera actress performing the traditional play Lian Jinfeng in her hometown Taizhou, Jiangsu. It serves as a salute to Mei Lanfang, one of the most famous Peking Opera gurus in China, who was also born in the town. Under the guidance of her mother, Yang Lan has become a promising Peking Opera artist. Performing the play also shows her filial piety as it is shown in the play. However, her mother suffers from a heart attack on her way to the theater for her show. Under great pressure, Yang Lan continues with the play, which ends with standing ovation from the audience. Still wearing her makeup, she guiltily rushes to the hospital. To her relief, her mother said, “The stage always comes the first.”