Bare-stage preview of a 2022 Special HKAF 50th Anniversary Production on Early Life of Sun Yat-sen
He is a towering and iconoclastic figure in the history of modern China.
He sought to save and reform China as he harboured a grand vision for his fatherland.
He suffered many setbacks but held fast to his convictions to propel a waning China and its fretful people into a new era.
He is Sun Yat-sen, Father of Modern China.
The original Cantonese-language musical Yat-sen vividly brings to the HKAF stage the volatile early life of Sun Yat-sen, from his transformative schooling in Honolulu and Hong Kong. A highlight to be presented in 2022, Yat-sen will be presented to audiences of the 49th HKAF in a bare-stage preview in March 2021.
Yat-sen brings together some of the most illustrious names in Hong Kong film and theatre. Composer Peter Kam, winner of the Silver Bear for best film music at the Berlin Film Festival, offers a powerful and captivating score, accompanied by superlative lyrics by Chris Shum. It is directed by Hong Kong-raised Eugene Ma, faculty member of Columbia, Harvard and Yale Universities, with the script by experienced movie screenwriter Sunny Chan.
Approx 2 hrs 30 mins incl one interval
Performed in Cantonese
Commissioned and produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival
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