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Kunqu Opera film wins awards at Monaco Intl Film Festival

In the popular casino resort city of Monte Carlo, the 12th Monaco International Film Festival saw the Kunqu Opera film version of the literary classic “A Dream of Red Mansions” leave as its biggest winner, taking home three awards.

The film which opened the Monaco International Film Festival, claimed three major awards, including Best Film, Best Costume Design and Best Movie Soundtrack. The movie is based on the novel “A Dream of Red Mansions”, hailed as one of China’s “Four Great Classical Novels”.

The best-known storyline from the piece involves the tragic love tale of Jia Baoyu and Lin Daiyu, a couple forced apart by Jia’s family in a similar manner to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.