RAS Film

Chai Lounge at Chai Living Gallery

Street Angel

RAS Film Club

Sunday November 30th  
6.30pm for 7pm
CHAI Lounge at CHAI Living Gallery, 370 Beisuzhou Lu, near Henan Lu
北苏州路370号,近河南路

Street Angel

(dir. Yuan Muzhi, 1937)
Street Angel (simplified Chinese: 马路天使; pinyin: Mǎlù tiānshǐ) is a Chinese film released in 1937. The film was directed by Yuan Muzhi and stars the popular singer Zhou Xuan.
The film tells the story of two sisters, Xiao Hong (played by famous actress and singer Zhou Xuan) and Xiao Yun (Zhao Huishen) who have fled from the war in Northeast China to Shanghai, where they live with their brutal adoptive parents. Xiao Yun has been forced into prostitution while her sister works as a teahouse singer. Soon the sisters realise that the adoptive parents have decided to sell Xiao Hong to a wealthy patron. They seek the aid of their neighbours, a street musician, Xiao Chen (Zhao Dan), and his misfit friends.
As one of the first sound films in China, Street Angel is often praised for its innovative use of music, as well as its unique mix of melodrama and comedy.
Running time: 95 minutes
Suggested price: 20 RMB members, 50 RMB non-members
RSVP ESSENTIAL AS SPACE IS LIMITED!
RSVP: filmclub@royalasiaticsociety.org.cn

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