Maggie Cheung’s Timeless Majesty in
, a film chronicling the tragic life of Chinese silent film star
Born in 1910, Ruan rose to fame at age 16 and committed suicide at 24.
Ruan’s exceptional talent earned her the nickname
a reference to prominent Swedish-American actress
Ruan’s most memorable works include
Love and Duty
with people who knew Ruan,
of scenes from her life, and clips from Ruan’s
1992 Berlin International Film Festival
for her delicate depiction of Ruan’s life, making her the first Chinese performer to ever do so.
She went on to star in
The Heroic Trio
In the Mood for Love
(2004), among others.
One reviewer called Cheung’s role in
best performance of her life
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