BUTTERFLY TONES , an interview documentary opens the background of the violin concerto composed by He Zhan Hao and Chen Gang and the fictional dance and music film based on it.

Composer Chen Gang describes the birth of the violin concerto which brings together music traditions from east and west. Violinist Takako Nishizaki talks about her career and ponders the interpretation of music. The conductor James Judd analyzes the composition and tells how he sees the work of a conductor. Researcher of literature, professor Zeng Kang Mei reveals the birth of ”The Love Story of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai” and its significant importance to Chinese, tells about the Yuyan opera and the position of a woman in Chinese culture over different periods. The choreographer Dou Dou considers the art of dance and the meaning of it and explains the base of the choreography of ”Butterfly Lovers” as well as the role of a solo dancer. The documentary is designed and directed by Marikki Hakola. Produced by © Kroma Productions Ltd. 2005.

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Short synopsis:
A documentary about the making of the "Butterfly Lovers" film, 40 min., directed by Marikki Hakola. Interviews with Chen Gang, Takako Nishizaki, James Judd, Zeng Kang Mei and Dou Dou. Directed by Marikki Hakola, 2005.