The Legend of Purple Hairpin
The return of a purple jade hairpin to its owner leads to an intricate love affair between the scholar Yik (Yam Kim-fai) and the courtesan Siu-yuk (Pak Suet-sin). Despite the machinations of a high official who plots to have Yik marry his own daughter, the lovers are finally reunited, but their happiness is short-lived... Based on a well-known, frequently revived opera by Ming dynasty librettist Tang Xianzu and created by Tong at his very best, this immortal classic is one of the most celebrated works in the golden age of Cantonese opera. The film's distinction lies mainly in Lee Tit's filmic interpretation. His smooth camera work captures the essence of Tong's exquisite lyrics, as well as the stars' flawless performance.
|18/6/2017 (Sun)||11:00am||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive|
|18/6/2017 (Sun)*||2:00pm||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive|
* To follow with seminar
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