The Prince Charles Cinema

M. Butterfly

  • 101mins
  • USA
  • (15)
  • Romance/Drama
Directed by David Cronenberg Starring Jeremy Irons, John Lone, Barbara Sukowa, Annabel Leventon, Ian Richardson, Shizuko Hoshi

Funeral Parade Queer Film Society is proud to present M. Butterfly, one of David Cronenberg’s most singular works.

Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, the film tells the true story of René Gallimard, a French diplomat who becomes infatuated with a Peking opera singer, the glamourous and enigmatic Song Liling. The two begin an affair, a tryst that Gallimard feels sure will provide him with insights into China’s political upheaval - but Liling is not all that she appears to be. Cronenberg’s M. Butterfly is a daring exploration of national, sexual and gender identity, as well as a touching and heart-breaking romance.

Tuesday 16th July
Book6:15 pm 35mmIntro