From their blurb on the website:
In 1930s China, the term mingxing (bright star, 明星) captured the allure of a new public figure: the screen diva. Ever since, Chinese cinema has been graced with strong female leads.
This film series celebrates the extraordinary talents of four trailblazing Chinese actresses from the early 20th century to today: Ruan Lingyu, Anna May Wong, Maggie Cheung and Zhao Tao. It features the best of Shanghai silent cinema, golden age Hollywood, the Hong Kong New Wave and recent landmarks from mainland China.
The films they have programmed are:
- The Goddess (1934, China, directed by Wu Yonggang, starring Ruan Lingyu, Zhizhi Zhang)
- Center Stage (1991, Hong Kong, directed by Stanley Kwan, starring Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung Ka-fai)
- Shanghai Express (1932, USA, directed by Josef von Sternberg, starring Anna May Wong, Marlene Dietrich)
- Piccadilly (1928, UK, directed by EA Dupont, starring Anna May Wong, Gilda Gray, Jameson Thomas)
- Hero (2002, China, directed by Zhang Yimou, starring Maggie Cheung, Jet Li, Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi, Donnie Yen)
- Irma Vep (1996, France, directed by Olivier Assayas, starring Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud)
- In the Mood for Love (2000, Hong Kong, directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung)
- Still Life (2006, China, directed by Jia Zhangke, starring Zhao Tao, Sanming Han)
- The World (2004, China, directed by Jia Zhangke, starring Zhao Tao, Chen Taisheng)
- Platform (2000, China, directed by Jia Zhangke, starring Zhao Tao, Wang Hongwei)
You can find more details on the Art Gallery of NSW site for the series.