The story happens during China’s civil war period and a series political campaigns after the founding of the New China.
She has twice been awarded the Golden Rooster and the Hundred Flowers Awards as well as the Berlinale Camera, Cannes Festival Trophy, National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle Award, and Volpi Cup.
She married Singaporean businessman Ooi Hoe Soeng in 1996, and became a Singaporean citizen in 2008.
Gong Li is currently the most accomplished Chinese star in the international film circle.
In 1987 she cooperated with director Zhang Yimou and starred the film “Red Sorghum”.
Since the early nineteenth century the majority of the population was Chinese.
Macau was located on the old "silk route" and emerged as a major entrepôt (intermediary) trading center in Southeast Asia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
The name Macau is derived from the Chinese A-ma-gao Bay of A-Ma.
A-ma was the name of a Chinese goddess, popular with the Chinese seafarers and fishermen who had a temple on the peninsula when the Portuguese first anchored there in 1513.
This film is also Gong Li’s film debut and made her become famous when the film won the 1987 Golden Berlin Bear. To Live《活着》 (1994) “To Live” is a 1994 feature film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Gong Li and Ge You.