A SOUL HAUNTED BY PAINTING

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Historical - Completed 1994

A Soul Haunted by Painting (Chinese: ??; pinyin: huàhún) (also known as Soul of a Painter and Pan Yu Liang (Pan Yuliang), a Woman Painter) is a 1994 Chinese film starring Gong Li and directed by Huang Shuqin.
It is loosely based on the life of Pan Yuliang, a former prostitute turned painter.

    • Year of production
    • 1994
    • Genres
    • Historical, Romance, Biography
    • Countries
    • CHINA
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN
    • Synopsis
    • At the beginning of the twentieth century, Yu-liang leaves a brothel in a small Chinese town, to become the second wife of Mr. Pan. While Pan is away at the revolution in Yunnan, Yu-liang learns to paint and takes art classes at the Shanghai Art Institute, until it is closed for painting nudes. Because she cannot bear him a son, Yu-liang leaves Pan to his first wife, and studies art in Paris, where she wins an award for a nude self-portrait. She returns to join Pan in Nanking in the 1930's, and becomes a Professor until it is discovered that she came from a brothel. She returns to Paris to live the rest of her life there, and finally gains a major exhibition of her work.
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