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New 4K Restoration!


Hong Kong | 1987 | Stanley Kwan

ROUGE film still

Here’s a new restoration of one of the greatest and most romantic Hong Kong movies of the past 35 years! Anita Mui plays the ghost of a beautiful Hong Kong courtesan who killed herself in the 1930s. She re-emerges in 1980s Hong Kong to search for her long-lost lover (Leslie Cheung) who somehow survived their suicide pact. It’s a tale of two love stories—and of two cities. “With its lush mise-en-scène and transcendently melancholy mood, this sensuous ghost story is an exquisite, enduringly resonant elegy for both lost love and vanishing history.” –Janus Films. “With its use of overlapping time, its sumptuous and humid colors, and occasional futzing with frame rates to create hyperreal motion, Rouge anticipates the work of Wong Kar-wai.” –Slant Magazine. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 96 min.

General admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D.holders, and those age 25 & under $8.

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at the Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Single Film Admission

General Admission: $11
Member: $8 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $8 (proof of age required)
Additional film on the same day: $8 (or the member price for that film)
Note: Certain films cost more. Exceptions are noted.

No refunds unless screening is canceled.