The KT Wong Foundation, in association with the BFI and China Film Archive (CFA), will screen a remastered version of classic Chinese silent film The Goddess this autumn at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank.
This exclusive UK premiere will take place on 14th October 2014 as part of the prestigious BFI London Film Festival – one of the world’s leading cinema events.
To celebrate this historic moment the KT Wong Foundation has commissioned a new musical score for The Goddess by Chinese composer Zou Ye. The evening screening of the film will therefore be accompanied live by the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Chalmers.
The Goddess is an iconic classic of Chinese film, and represents a high watermark for the country’s art.
It was originally filmed in Shanghai in 1933 by the writer and director Wu Yong Gang who continued to make groundbreaking films in China until 1982.
Together with his lead star, the beautiful Ruan Lingyu, this film has retained its iconic status and is one of the first films to be restored by the China Film Archive together with the BFI.