The Road to Fame
directed by Hao Wu
China, 2013, Chinese, 80 minutes
Spotlighting China's first official collaboration with Broadway, "The Road to Fame" chronicles the staging of the American musical 'Fame' by the graduating class at China's top drama academy. Five students of diverse personalities and family backgrounds compete for roles, all while struggling to prepare to graduate into China’s reality of income inequality and rampant corruption. As part of China’s single-child generation, the students are compelled to carry on the failed dreams of their parents. Often confused by the conflicting cultural values shaping China today, they must confront their anxieties about an uncertain future and find their own paths to success.