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)

Judith avatar
Judith

I enjoyed the movie, it was fun from start to finish. Quality was better than expected

Kyle M. avatar
Kyle M.

No idea why this is not rated higher. Visuals are awesome and the storyline has great potential. 

Amy H. avatar
Amy H.

I have watched this movie 3 times, and each time have liked it more than I did the first time, and even then I still enjoyed it a lot!

Julia B. avatar
Julia B.

I ENJOYED THIS MOVIE INCREDIBLY.

Daniel Sanders avatar
Daniel Sanders

This movie allows all the established actors and actresses to do what they do best without smothering one another. Great movie!

Johnny R. avatar
Johnny R.

The actors do a good job. Nice story.

Daniel Hughes avatar
Daniel Hughes

This movie is full of emotions, ups, downs and will make you leave the cinema feeling a mixture of them. Would recommend for everyone!

Ralph avatar
Ralph

My personal pick for best picture of the year.

Heather H. avatar
Heather H.

one of the best movies ive ever watched .

Jeremy K. avatar
Jeremy K.

Now That's what you call Documentary

Jerry avatar
Jerry

10 out of 10, an incredible movie! Honestly, incredible film, do yourself a favour and see it as soon as it comes out.

Christina H. avatar
Christina H.

Cheuk Cheung has made a great movie. Gorgeous scenery, great film!