The Road to Fame


Film Information

Director: Wu Hao 吴皓

Country: China 中国

Year: 2013

Runtime: 80mins

Rating: PG

Awards: CNEX Documentary Film Festival CNEX 纪录片影展,DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival DMZ 韩国国际纪录片影展,Hawaii International Film Festival 夏威夷国际影展


China's top drama academy stages the American musical Fame, which is also China’s first official collaboration with Broadway, as the graduation showcase for its senior class. During the eight-month rehearsal, five students compete for roles, struggle with pressure from family and authority, and prepare to graduate into China’s corrupt entertainment industry. Part of China’s single-child generation, they were spoiled growing up but are now obliged to carry on the failed dreams of their parents. They must confront complex social realities and their own anxieties, and, in the process of staging Fame, negotiate their own definitions of the Chinese Dream.



Date: 19 April 2014

Time: 4.30pm

Venue: The Arts House

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