A China's retelling of Princess Turandot

By Xu Fan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-10-15 15:53
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Sophie Marceau plays the mother of Prince Calaf in the film, The Curse of Turandot.[Photo provided to China Daily]

Scriptwriter Wang Xiaoping, also wife of Zheng, echoed they have added a lot of oriental elements to make this "fairy tale"- a rarely shot genre in China - have a convincing foundation.

Set in a fictional dynasty ruled by Mongolians, the tale creates a key clue to re-explain Princess Turandot's bloody order that if her suitor fails to puzzle out the three riddles, they will be executed.

Besides, Wang added that firecrackers -- originally invented in China -- as a significant element to develop the story.

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