Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige, China, 1993)

Appropriately operatic, Chen’s visually spectacular epic is sumptuous in every respect. Intelligent, enthralling, rhapsodic.
— Geoff Andrew, Time Out

Spanning over 50 years, Farewell My Concubine is both a bizarre love triangle involving two performers in the Beijing Opera and the woman who comes between them, and an exploration of China's political turmoil during the mid-20th Century. It's also one of the greatest - and most beautiful - films of the 1990s. Perfect for a Valentine's Day Sunday Matinee.