To Live to Sing

To Live to Sing

Zhao Li manages a Sichuan Opera troupe that lives and performs together in a rundown theatre in the outskirts of Chengdu. When she receives an order of demolition, she hides the news, fearing that this could spell their end. Secretly, she wouldn’t mind stopping since their life has become harder over the years. But what else can she do? She also worries that her niece Dan Dan, their star, will leave them for a better future in the city. To keep her troupe “family” together, Zhao Li begins a search for a new theatre for them to both sing and live in. As she struggles with bureaucracy, the characters from the opera world that she uses to escape her troubles begin to seep into her real life…

TitleTo Live to Sing
Original TitleHuo zhe chang zhe
Release DateMay 20th, 2019
Runtime
DirectorJohnny Ma
WriterJohnny Ma
Production CompaniesImage X Productions, House on Fire, Shanghai Tongyue Industrial Co., Ltd, Shenzhen Ming Culture Communication Co.,Ltd
Production CountriesChina, France
May 20th, 2019