The Road to Fame

成名之路



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

Synopsis

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.

中央戏剧学院是中国千万年轻人心目中的明星摇篮,但即将毕业的五位大四学生忧心忡忡。毕业大戏任务艰巨,排演的美国经典音乐剧《名扬四海》是中国大陆和百老汇第一次正式合作。五位同学在台上演绎美国年轻人为出名而奋斗,在台下苦苦摸索如何在鱼龙混杂、竞争惨烈的中国演艺界中生存。作为独生子女,他们从小被娇惯,但现在需要完成父母一代无法实现的梦想。在长达8个月的排练过程中,他们必须承受来自家庭和学校的压力,正视自己在性格上的缺点,从而在浮躁不安的现实社会中找到各自的成名之路。

Screening

Date: 19 April 2014

Time: 4.30pm

Venue: The Arts House

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