Features: To Live to Sing (Huo zhe chang zhe)


Zhao Li (Zhao Xiaoli) manages a Sichuan Opera troupe that lives and performs together in a rundown theatre in the outskirts of Chengdu. When she receives an order of demolition, she hides the news, fearing that this could spell their end. Zhao Li begins a search for a new theatre to keep her troupe “family” together, the characters from the opera world that she uses to escape her troubles begin to seep into her real life…

Director:  Johnny Ma
Writer:  Johnny Ma
Producers:  Xianjian Wu, Jing Wang, Vincent Wang
Cast:  Zhao Xiaoli, Gan Guidan, Yan Xihu
Cinematographer:  Matthias Delvaux
Editor: Ana Godoy
Country:  China, France
Language:  Mandarin
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  105 minutes