Curse of the Golden Flower

From the director of Hero and House of the flying daggers

15 certificate

A Queens revenge will threaten an empire

  1. "Stunning"
  2. "Thrilling"
  3. "Magnificent"

About the film

Curse of the Golden Flower is a phenomenal film based in China, Tang Dynasty, 10th Century.

On the eve of the Chong Yang Festival, golden flowers fill the Imperial Palace. The Emperor (Chow Yun Fat) returns unexpectedly with his second son, Prince Jai (Jay Chou). His pretext is to celebrate the holiday with his family, but given the chilled relations between the Emperor and the ailing Empress (Gong Li), this seems disingenuous. For many years, the Empress and Crown Prince Wan (Liu Ye), her stepson, have had an illicit liaison. Feeling trapped, Prince Wan dreams of escaping the palace with his secret love Chan (Li Man), the Imperial Doctor's daughter. Meanwhile, Prince Jai, the faithful son, grows worried over the Empress's health and her obsession with golden chrysanthemums. Could she be headed down an ominous path? The Emperor harbors equally clandestine plans; the Imperial Doctor (Ni Dahong) is the only one privy to his machinations.

When the Emperor senses a looming threat, he relocates the doctors family from the Palace to a remote area. While they are on route, mysterious assassins attack them. Chan and her mother, Jiang Shi (Chen Jin) are forced back to the palace. Their return sets off a tumultuous sequence of dark surprises.

Amid the glamour and grandeur of the festival, ugly secrets are revealed. As the Imperial Family continues its elaborate charade in a palatial setting, thousands of golden armored warriors charge the palace. Who is behind this brutal rebellion? Where do Prince Jai's loyalties lie? Between love and desire, is there a final winner?

Against a moonlit night, thousands of chrysanthemum blossoms are trampled as blood spills across the Imperial Palace.


Emporer Ping Actor Yun-Fat Chow as Emporer Ping

Yun-Fat Chow as Emporer Ping

Empress Phoenix Actress Li Gong as Empress Phoenix

Li Gong as Empress Phoenix

Prince Jai Actor Jay Chou as Prince Jai

Jay Chou as Prince Jai

Crown Prince Wan Actor Ye Liu as Crown Prince Wan

Ye Liu as Crown Prince Wan

Genesis Cinema

Genesis Independent Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, London, E1 4UJ Call 020 7780 2000, Reserve your tickets here:

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In Cinemas 16 May 2013 Directions
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