Yu Jun wants to study but tradition dictates she can't because she's a girl, so she dresses as a boy and goes to school. There she meets Liang and falls in love. Liang visits her and discovers the truth, that is a girl. They fall in love and he asks her father for her hand in marriage. Her father refuses and Liang, realising he cannot have Yu Jun, becomes ill and dies. Yu Jun is determined to be with her only love - what will she do to be with him again?

First broadcast:
17 March 2009

Students could be given some pictures representing the key moments of the story. They could watch the clip and put the pictures in the correct order. Students could discuss the feelings of the characters. They could draw the characters and thinking bubbles to share how they feel. Students could draw butterflies and turn them into calligrammes, filled with all the French words they have learnt linked with love and friendship.

Note: an English version of this clip is available with the title 'The Butterfly Lovers' (animation).