Ruan Lingyu (Center Stage)
Ruan Lingyu (Center Stage) (1992)

In the 1930s, in China, there was a woman film-actress who was tagged as "the Chinese Garbo." She was a wildly popular performer who made her first film at age 16 and died by her own hand at age 25. Ironically, she was famous for… More

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Release Date: August 13, 1996
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Emanuel Levy
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The luminous Maggie Cheung, who deservedly won the Berlin Festival Acting Award, offers a sensitive portrait of the popular actress Ruan Ling-Yu (she was compared to Garbo), who committed suicide over a scandal in her personal life.

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Dennis Schwartz
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An overwhemingly moving tribute to the popular Hong Kong actress Ruan Ling-yu of the 1930s...

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Jojo Shek
The film is based on a biopic of the silent film goddess, a legendary Chinese actress of the 30's. Ruan Ling Yu is a link of the lost Chinese black and… More