Mural (simplified Chinese title: 画壁, traditional Chinese title: 畫壁, Hua Bi), is a 2011 Chinese and Hong Kong co-production film directed by Gordon Chan. It was released in China by Beijing Enlight Pictures on September 29, 2011 and Hong Kong by Intercontinental Film Distributors on October 13, 2011.

Mural poster

“Mural” poster

Basic information

Simplified Chinese title: 画壁
Traditional Chinese title: 畫壁
Phonetic title: Hua Bi
English title: Mural
Other title: Painted Wall
Language: Mandarin
Country: CN China / HK Hong Kong
Runtime: 123 minutes
Genre: Mythological film, Fantasy film, Period film
Director: Gordon Chan
Scriptwriter: Gordon Chan, Frankie Tam, Maria Wong, Lau Ho Leung
Original story: Strange Tales of a Lonely Studio by Pu Songling
Producer: Abe Kwong Man-Wai
Production company: Beijing Enlight Pictures, Top Gun Productions, Anhui Television
Distribution company: Beijing Enlight Pictures (China), Intercontinental Film Distributors (Hong Kong)
Release date: September 29, 2011 (China), October 13, 2011 (Hong Kong)


Mural tells the story of Zhu Xiaolian, a poor scholar who travels to the capital to take an examination accompanied by his servant and along the way they capture a thief. The thief, trying to escape enters a temple and while taking a break Zhu becomes distracted by a mural and enters into the fantasy land of fairies. He meets the fairies who inhabit this fantasy land and encounters love and hate. Due to the strict regulations of no man being allowed in the fairy land created by the queen fairy, a war breaks out to drive the men away.

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Some scenes in “Mural”



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