The CHOP Film series presented by the U-M China Ongoing Perspectives programs is presenting a viewing of Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land (暗戀桃花源) with special guest, direct and writer Stan Lai. The warmly received movie was an adaption from Lai’s self-penned play of the same name, and was the Taiwanese Oscar submission in 1992. The comedy features a unique mix of tones and themes as it features on a single theater that is housing two different plays, both a modern romantic tragedy (Secret Love) and a historical comedy (The Peach Blossom Land.)
Following the film will be a Q&A session with Stan Lai, who is one of the most prominent and acclaimed playwrights in Asia. He was the first to receive the highest degree of Art Award in Taiwan, the National Arts Award, two times in 1988 and 2001 respectively.
The event will be hosted at the State Theater, Tuesday, March 16th at 7:00 PM. It’s completely free and open to the public, so if you’re interested you have nothing to lose!
As a note- the event is titled “Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land,” However the movie is also sometimes translated as “Secret Love for the Peach Blossom Spring.”