To Live to Sing is a Chinese drama film directed by Johnny Ma that was released in 2019. At the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, it was presented in the Directors' Fortnight section. At the 2019 Shanghai International Film Festival, To Live to Sing received Best Film and Best Actress.
Zhao Li is the director of a Sichuan Opera troupe that lives and plays in a dilapidated theater on the outskirts of Chengdu. When she receives a demolition order, she buries the information, fearing that it may lead to their demise. She secretly wishes she could stop because their lives have become more difficult over time. But what else is there for her to do? She's also concerned that their star, Dan Dan, would leave them for a brighter future in the city. Zhao Li starts looking for a new theatre for her troupe's "family" to sing and reside in in order to keep them together. As she battles bureaucracy, the characters from the opera world that she relies on to escape her problems begin to infiltrate her daily life...
Zhao Xiaoli is an actress from China. She was nominated for the 32nd Golden Rooster Awards for Best Actress for her performance in the film To Live to Sing, directed by Johnny Ma. In 2019, she won the Asian New Talent: Best Actress award at the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival and was nominated for the Asian New Talent: Best Actress award at the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival.
Gan Guidan is an actor from China.
Yan Xihu is an actress from China.