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)

Charles Beck avatar
Charles Beck

Director Cheuk Cheung, directed this movie so BRILLIANTLY, that there are NO flaws.

Peter Schultz avatar
Peter Schultz

Really loved the plot and action. The characters were really engaging too.

Janice Holland avatar
Janice Holland

It was a decent movie. Very entertaining!

Aaron avatar
Aaron

Brilliant concept. Great execution. A Documentary classic. It is really closing your loop!

Jesse D. avatar
Jesse D.

I enjoyed it. A sweet story.

Linda Stanley avatar
Linda Stanley

I personally loved the movie, I'm not a trekkie, far from to be honest, but this one was great!

Gloria Adams avatar
Gloria Adams

A few scenes that didn't care for but hard to find good movies these days.

Stephen avatar
Stephen

Such a great story all throughout!

Jessica W. avatar
Jessica W.

This is the best movie I had watched until now. Some scenes are very fabulous and so amazing that I can't describe it.

Maria Medina avatar
Maria Medina

Great FILM! You can watch it 4 times and still rediscover little quirks you hadn't noticed. Absolutely amazing.

Henry avatar
Henry

Cheuk Cheung has already made a few such films. But THIS is the best, One of the most interesting, artistically impressive and overall films of the year so far!!!

Jessica avatar
Jessica

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