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The Pavilion of Peonies

A Short film by Alain Mazars

Produced by La Sept Cinéma, Binome

Production year : 1988

    Synopsis

    A young woman from affluent society is seduced by a young man she saw in a dream, one afternoon in springtime. She is now a prisoner of that impossible love, and she dies of melancholia. But love is stronger than death and the judge of hell takes pity of the young woman, who manages to come back to life and to her lover. The opera THE PAVILION OF PEONIES was composed in 1598 by the poet Tang Xianzu (1550-1617), one of the greatest drama writers of the Ming period. The kun qu is the form of Chinese opera that is the most classical and was greatly appreciated by the intellectuals of that time because of its refined musicality, literature and gesture.

    Production and distribution

    Executive Producers :

    La Sept Cinéma, Binome

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    N.T. Binh

    Voice :

    Jean-Noël Sissia

    Sound Recordist :

    Yves Laisné

    Camera operators :

    Hélène Louvart, Alain Mazars

    Sound Editor :

    Minh Tâm Nguyen

    Assistant director :

    Ursula Gauthier

    Director of photography :

    Hélène Louvart

    Assistant Operator :

    Marianne Lamour

    Editor :

    Alain Mazars

    Sound mixer :

    Marie Massiani

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1988

    Runtime :

    59 min

    Color type :

    Color