Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the State Theatre

U-M China Ongoing Perspectives ~ CHOP Film Series presents “Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land” An Lian Tao Hua Yuan with special guest Stan Lai, Director.

103 mins | Chinese with English Subtitles | 1992

Free admission.

A pre-viewing welcome reception will be held for the public, and following the film a Q&A with Director Lai. Send questions for the Director to chopfilmseries@umich.edu.

Trapped at the same theater, two drama troupes had to share the stage rehearsing two seemingly different plays simultaneously, a medieval comedy and a contemporary sad love story.  What overlap may happen?  Directed by Stan Lai, this movie is adapted from his acclaimed play of the same title. 

Director Bio:
Stan Lai, one of the most acclaimed playwrights/directors in Asia, is the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies Distinguished Visitor for Spring 2019.  His works include over 30 original plays as well feature films and operas.  He has received Taiwan’s highest award for the arts, the National Arts Award, an unprecedented two times (1988, 2001). In 2007, Lai received the prestigious Taipei Cultural Award, and was elected in Beijing to the Chinese Theatre Hall of Fame. Director Lai holds a doctorate degree in Dramatic Art from the University of California, Berkeley and has taught extensively at the Taipei National University of the Arts and at UC Berkeley and Stanford University.