The Red Heroine (1929) at HippFest on 23 March
14 March 2019
Don't miss Fan Xuepeng as the Red Heroine at this rare screening of one of the oldest surviving Chinese martial arts films ever-made.
Fan Xuepeng was one of the first stars of the genre and an influential figure in the Chinese film industry who went on to establish her own production company.
The ever-popular sword-and-sorcery’s classic story structure of an innocent wronged by a villain, trained by a master, and returning to seek vengeance is all here. The fantastically pronounced teeth of the pantomime villain and the low-rent harem are all part of the fun, but the pay-off is a satisfying finale in which the Red Heroine shows everyone who’s boss. Tickets £10/£8 on sale now.
Dir. Wen Yimin | China | 1929 | N/C PG | b&w | Chinese & English intertitles | 1h 34m
With: Fan Xuepeng, Wang Chuqin, Zhu Shaoquan, Zhao Taishan, Qu Yifeng
Performing live: John Sweeney & Frank Bockius (piano, percussion)
Screening material courtesy of the China Film Archive
Supported by the Confucius Institute for Scotland
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