This edition: FILM: A Soul Haunted by Painting (aka: "Soul of a Painter")
(1994/People’s Republic of China-France, 130 min. color, drama) Director: Huang Shuqin.
Cast: Gong Li, Derek Yee, Da Shichang, Shen Hairong.
This Chinese-French co-production focuses on Pan Yuliang (Gong Li), a young maid working for a prostitute who marries an official and discovers the art of painting. She moves to Paris and eventually achieves some success as a painter. When she returns to China, her paintings cause a scandal and the subsequent rejection drives her back to Paris. In Mandarin with English subtitles.