Cantonese Opera film examines dynasty intrigue

By Xu Fan |

An ambitious and powerful regent of the last feudal dynasty, Dorgon has once again become the inspiration for artistic works, with his relationship with Bumbutai, a concubine of his deceased brother, being retold in a Cantonese Opera film.

Prince Rui and Concubine Zhuang, the latest outing of director Ma Chongjie, known for his excellence in adapting repertoires into movies, was the focus of a symposium in the Beijing office of the China Film Association on July 11.

This movie marks Ma’s third directorial effort in adapting classical Cantonese Opera under the guidance of the Guangzhou authorities. His previous such works were A Wedding on the Execution Ground (2019) and The Legend of Nanyue (2022).

A still photo of Prince Rui and Concubine Zhuang. [Photo provided to China Daily]
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