To live to sing
To live to sing / Johnny Ma

Huo zhe chang zhe (To live to sing)

Johnny Ma

Zhao Li manages a Sichuan opera troupe that lives and performs in a dilapidated theatre on the outskirts of Chengdu. When she receives a demolition notice, she hides the news from the rest of the troupe. Her search of a new venue to live and sing in is thwarted by bureaucracy. An offbeat tale about the decline of a travelling theatre troupe.

Flagey, Cinematek