Description:Center Stage is widely recognized as a classic of the New Hong Kong ...

Description:Center Stage is widely recognized as a classic of the New Hong Kong cinema, with its fascinating reconstruction of Ruan Lingyus tragic life as a Chinese film star combined with sequences documenting the making of his film. Whereas many film scholars regard Stanley Kwans film as an example of the Hong Kong nostalgia film, Mette Hjort shows that Center Stage is better understood as a heritage film that provides a precious cultural resource for rethinking relations between Hong Kong and China.



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