Mural (film)

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Promotional poster
Directed byGordon Chan
Produced byAbe Kwong Man-Wai
Screenplay byGordon Chan
Frankie Tam
Maria Wong
Lau Ho Leung
Story byPu Songling
Based onStrange Tales of a Lonely Studio
by Pu Songling
StarringDeng Chao
Sun Li
Yan Ni
Collin Chou
Zheng Shuang
Eric Tsang
Music byFujiwara Ikuro
CinematographyMark Lee
Edited byChan Kei Hop
Distributed byBeijing Enlight Pictures (China)
Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK) (Hong Kong)
Release date
  • September 29, 2011 (2011-09-29) (China)
  • October 13, 2011 (2011-10-13) (Hong Kong)
Running time
123 minutes
Hong Kong

Mural (simplified Chinese: 画壁; traditional Chinese: 畫壁; pinyin: Huà Bì; Jyutping: Waa6 Bik1) is a 2011 Chinese film directed by Gordon Chan.[1] It is directed by the same director who directed Painted Skin (2008). Both stories are drawn from Pu Songling's (1640–1715) collection of supernatural tales Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio.[2]


Mural tells the story of Zhu Xiaolian, a poor scholar who travels to the capital to take an examination accompanied by his servant. Along the way they capture a thief. The thief, trying to escape, enters a temple.

While taking a break Zhu becomes distracted by a mural and enters into the fantasy land of fairies. He meets the fairies and encounters love and hate. Due to the strict regulations of no man being allowed in the fairy land created by the queen fairy, a war breaks out to drive the men away.


Theme music[edit]

The title song for the movie is also named "Mural". The singers are Deng Chao and Betty Sun.


Zheng Shuang won the Best New Actress award at the Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild Award for her performance.[3]


  1. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 89. ISBN 978-1908215017.
  2. ^ Q&A: Gordon Chan Talks About 'The Mural', The Hollywood Reporter, 26 June 2011 (retrieved on October 17, 2011).
  3. ^ "郑爽喜获新演员金奖 受香港电影导演协会肯定". Sina. Retrieved 2017-02-25.

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