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To Live To Sing

Project information

Talent Jing Wang
Role of participant Producer
Director Johnny Ma
Producer Wu Xianjian, Jing Wang
Status finished

Production details

Running time 105 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2019
Countries of Production China , France
Production Companies
Image X Productions
House on Fire

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Zhao Li is the manager of a small Sichuan Opera troupe, living and performing together in a rundown theatre located in the outskirts of Chengdu, China. When she receives the notice of demolition for the theatre, Zhao Li hides the news from everyone else, fearing that this could spell the end of her opera troupe: besides demolition, it’s the life of her “family” that is at stake. As she struggles to search for a new theatre for them to both sing and live in, the opera and its fantastic characters slowly begin to seep into her real world...

Participation in international festivals / awards

Cannes Film Festival - Directors' Fortnight
Shanghai International Film Festival - Asian New Talent Awards - Best Film, Best Actress
Guanajuato International Film Festival - Special Jury Mention


Name Louis Balsan
Company Films Boutique
E-mail louis@filmsboutique.com