The King of Masks

"The King of Masks" tells a tale steeped in ancient tradition, simultaneously challenging the socio-sexual inequity still plaguing China today. On the streets of Szechuan Province in the 1930s, the aged King of Masks, sole living master of "change-face" opera, delights and frightens audiences with the secret art of lightning-quick mask-shifting. His fondest wish is to pass on his skill to a male heir before he dies.

Year: 1996
Genre: Hong Kong Cinema, Chinese Cinema, International Showcase
Country: China, Hong Kong
Director: Wu Tianming
Starring: Chu Yuk, Chao Yim Yin
Duration: 101 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains coarse language.
Location in store: Foreign (China)
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