Dir. David Cronenberg. 1993, 101 mins.
With Jeremy Irons, John Lone, Barbara Sukowa. Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly, about a French diplomat who falls in love with a Chinese opera singer—unaware or in denial that the object of his obsession is a man—was the basis of the play by David Henry Hwang, adapted by Cronenberg as a haunting story about love, sexual identity, and social taboos.
Free with Museum admission.