The film Enter the Forbidden City, based on the historical event of Huiban entering Beijing during the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty, won of the 32rd Golden Rooster Award for the Best Scenarist and Best Editing.
During the dates of celebrating the Emperor’s 80th birthday, an opera troupe called “Huiban” from southern China was invited to come to Beijing to perform for the Emperor. Afterwards, the opera troupe was granted to stay in Beijing and became what we had known as ‘Peking Opera’ today.
China Cultural Centre in Sydney has been authorized by the copyright owner and the film will be shown only once.
Director: Mei Hu
Cast: Dalong Fu, Yili Ma, Jinghan Ma, Anlian Yao, Huang Jiao, Ziwen Wang
Genre: Drama, History, Costume
Language: Mandarin with English subtitle