On the 13th anniversary of Leslie Cheung’s passing, the Shanghai International Film Festival unveils a special session to honor the late actor. Though Cheung took his life at the age of 46 on April 1st, 2003, his art and collaborations with masters like Wong Kar-Wai and Tony Leung will endure as vital part of Asian cinema.
Leslie Cheug rose to prominence in Hong Kong during the 1980s for his popular music, subsequently moving into film and winning numerous film festival awards for his work; including three Cannes Film Festival Awards, five Golden Horse Awards, a Venice Film Festival Award and an Asia Pacific Film Festival.
Shanghai International Film Festival’s special session will exhibit films from all across the actor’s career, including ‘Days of Being Wild,’ ‘A Better Tomorrow,’ and ‘Farewell My Concubine.”
The screenings will be from June 11th to the 19th.