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Presented by Cleveland Institute of Art and The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque at The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, Cleveland OH

Nov 19 2022

Anita Mui plays the ghost of a beautiful Hong Kong courtesan who killed herself in the 1930s. She re-emerges in 1980s Hong Kong to search for her long-lost lover (Leslie Cheung) who somehow survived their suicide pact.

Hong Kong, 1987, Stanley Kwan

Here’s a new restoration of one of the greatest and most romantic Hong Kong movies of the past 35 years! It’s a tale of two love stories—and of two cities. “With its lush mise-en-scène and transcendently melancholy mood, this sensuous ghost story is an exquisite, enduringly resonant elegy for both lost love and vanishing history.” –Janus Films. “With its use of overlapping time, its sumptuous and humid colors, and occasional futzing with frame rates

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General admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D.holders, and those age 25 & under $8.

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