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Film Info
  • Year: 2001
  • Film Format: 35mm
  • Origin: USA
  • Aspect Ratio: 1:1.66
  • Runtime: 84 mins
  • Color
  • Sound Format: Dolby SR
  • Language: English, Italian and Mandarin
  • Subtitles: English

A fascinating chronicle of an unprecedented cross-cultural collaboration. In 1997 renowned conductor Zubin Mehta and celebrated Chinese film director Zhang Yimou (RAISE THE RED LANTERN) joined forces on a production of Puccini’s opera Turandot in the Forbidden City of Beijing. The production was an undertaking on an epic scale with enormous sets, breathtaking hand-sewn Ming Dynasty costumes and hundreds of soldiers posing as extras. A fascinating chronicle of an unprecedented cross-cultural collaboration, THE TURANDOT PROJECT combines the pageantry of this opulent opera production with a spectacular cinematic portrait of the struggles and triumphs of Zubin Mehta and Zhang Yimou to mount their production in this most historic venue of China.

Allan Miller

Directed By Allan Miller
Produced By Margaret Smilow
Executive Producers Walter Scheuer, Margaret Smilow
Co-Producers Sonoko Aoyagi Bowers, Barbara Robinson
Edited By Allan Miller with Donald Klocek
Director Of Photography Tom Hurwitz
Sound Recordist Peter Miller
Multi Track Sound Toine Mertens
Associate Producer Donald Klocek

A Production of
Alternate Current, The Four Oaks Foundation, and EuroArts Entertainment

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