My Next Step

My Next Step

Kunqu Opera, one of the oldest existing forms of performing art in China, has once again risen to people's attention after being proclaimed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2001. MY NEXT STEP follows a young Kunqu Opera artist YANG Yang(28 year-old) over the course of several years. 15 years playing the role of wusheng (a martial hero), Yang has witnessed the diminishing glamour of the role of wusheng in Kunqu Opera and hence his fellows leaving the stage one after another. Now being the last wusheng of his generation left in the troupe, Yang is shaken to quit the profession as well. Shouldering the job of preserving and passing on this 600-year-old theatrical art form, he feels desperate but tries to explore other ways out. After working with avant-garde Hong Kong director Danny Yung, he develops an experimental Kunqu Opera play about the last Emperor of Ming Dynasty, which challenges the traditional art form. The documentary dissects down the complexities young artists face in the brave new world of contemporary China - how they perceive the tradition, the art, and one's own dream, own life and own self. Intersected with performance excerpts from both traditional and experimental forms of Kunqu Opera, MY NEXT STEP offers its audience a glimpse into the world of Kunqu, and a magnifying look into the ambivalence of a young man struggling to find a way out for a fading art.

Running Time
1 hours 6 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Cheuk Cheung
Country
Hong Kong, China
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «My Next Step» (16)

Crystal M. avatar
Crystal M.

We loved this documentary movie!

Jacob Estrada avatar
Jacob Estrada

Director Cheuk Cheung provokes killer performances! And this is awesome!!! go and see this film because you wont be disappointed.

Karen avatar
Karen

I have to admit this blew me away, I wasn't expecting to enjoy it but this was a really funny enjoyable piece of entertainment. Superb tongue in cheek Documentary

Patrick Silva avatar
Patrick Silva

And the conclusion! The underlying themes were brought together in the most masterful way I've seen in a while!!!

Walter avatar
Walter

When you are using real actors and not "reheated" stars alongside silly semi-amateurs, plus a script that does not self plagiarize, any movie can only be good and very good!

Dylan avatar
Dylan

This one movie that I would buy to keep in my collection. Enjoy.. It's a great movie

Angela Jacobs avatar
Angela Jacobs

This is the new standard! I recommend this for anyone who has a heart.

Scott Morrison avatar
Scott Morrison

I loved this movie, it has good action, has a story and a meaning.

Louis W. avatar
Louis W.

Dazzlingly brilliant! Just Check it out! I have to say that this is an extremely well-made film I really like.

Anna Dixon avatar
Anna Dixon

This movie will stay with you long after you have watched it.

Benjamin B. avatar
Benjamin B.

Loved the movie. Definitely worth watching especially if you like Documentary

Nathan W. avatar
Nathan W.

A simple movie done really, really well.