D: Pablo Larraín (Jackie, Neruda, The Club, No, Post Mortem, Tony Manero).
S: Gael García Bernal, Mariana Di Girolamo, Santiago Cabrera, Josefina Fiebelkorn.
Intricate and mesmerising. Gripping lead performances - especially Mariana Di Girolamo. Just drops you in on a couple verbally tearing strips off each other, which is offset by striking visuals and a pulse-quickening score.
TO LIVE TO SING ★★☆☆☆
D: Johnny Ma.
S: Guidan Gan, Xiaoli Zhao.
Old and young, tradition and modernity. For a film about preserving opera, it doesn't do a very good job at advocacy. The opera performances underwhelm and the protagonists are unlikable.