Golden Lotus begins streaming on Stratfest@Home – Stratford Today

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University of Guelph alumni’s award-winning musical has won more than 60 international film awards.

The highly anticipated musical film “Golden Lotus” is set to captivate audiences worldwide as it begins streaming exclusively on the Stratford Festival’s digital streaming platform, Stratfest@Home, starting May 1.

“Golden Lotus,” penned by the University of Guelph alumni George Chiang, has garnered international acclaim since it received the prestigious Heckler’s Award for Best Original Work in Hong Kong, solidifying its status as a groundbreaking theatrical production.

The musical, which was recorded live and presented in feature film format, has garnered over 60 international film awards. Notably, it clinched the coveted Best Picture title at the esteemed World Independent Cinema Awards in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2023. This achievement crowned “Golden Lotus” as the best film from Film Fest International’s 11 annual festivals across Europe.

“Bringing ‘Golden Lotus’ to the Stratfest@Home streaming platform feels like a natural alignment, given its commitment to showcasing world-class theatre,” said Chiang, who will return to the Stratford Festival as an actor in the world premiere of ‘Salesman in China’ this summer. “This presents a thrilling opportunity for audiences across North America and around the globe to experience the magic of ‘Golden Lotus from the comfort of their own homes.   Its timeless themes of love, sacrifice, and redemption transcend cultural boundaries and will touch hearts worldwide.”

‘Golden Lotus’ stars Harriet Chung as the titular character and will join Chiang at the Stratford Festival this summer in ‘Salesman in China.’  Don’t miss your chance to be swept away by the enchanting melodies and captivating storytelling of “Golden Lotus” – streaming exclusively on Stratfest@Home starting May 1, 2024.

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