Madame White Snake

An opera singer fights to keep her community together when her theatre in Shanghai is slated for demolition

Madame White Snake Zhou Guixiang is the leader of a dilapidated opera theatre in one of Shanghai’s last remaining informal housing settlements. Having endured dwindling audiences and soaring rent for decades, Zhou and her troupe face their biggest challenge yet when authorities order the theatre demolished to make way for redevelopment.

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