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Chinese Opera Festival 2014: Chinese Opera Film Shows

Venue Date & Time Price
Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum

8 June 2014 (Sun)

Hebei Clapper Opera Film Zhong Kui the Ghost-eater*

(Please refer to Chinese version.)

Cast: Pei Yanling, Peng Huiheng, Chen Baosheng


13 June 2014 (Fri)

Liyuan Opera Film Chen San and Wuniang*

(Please refer to Chinese version.)

Cast: Cai Ziqiang, Su Niaoshui, Su Ou, Yuhua


15 June 2014 (Sun)

Dian Opera Film The Borrowed Bride*

(Please refer to Chinese version.)

Cast: Qiu Yuansun, Zhou Huinong, Wan Xiangzhen, Peng Quozhen


15 August 2014 (Sun)

Cantonese Opera Film Lady General Fa Muk-lan*

Fa Muk-lan dresses as a man and answers the call to arms in the place of her ailing father and young brother to fight the invading Huns. Fearless and invincible on the battlefield, Fa and her band of soldiers Lau Yuen-to, Wong Chung-yee, On Wai-kat quickly rise through the ranks. However, in the back of Wong and On's minds there has always remained a doubt about Fa's real gender. When the tide turns against the imperial army, Lau and others devise a scheme by which Fa will wear the guise of a sing-song girl to seduce the Hun king. Ensnared and entrapped, the king and his army were crushed in an ambush orchestrated by Fa and Lau. As Fa slowly recovers from a wound under Lau's care, she contracts a betrothal for a presumed twin sister and Lau. The general visits the family and asks for the hand of his fiancée, who turns out to be Fa stripped of her disguise. Shocked and angered by her deceit, the emperor orders her decapitation but grants her indemnity upon the joint petition of his generals.

Cast: Fung Wong Nui, Mak Bing Wing, Chan Kam-tong, Poon Yat On, Chan Ho-kau


22 August 2014 (Sun)

Cantonese Opera Film All Because of a Smile

Yeung Yuet-lau chances on Fan Bing-ying, the maidservant of county magistrate Man Sau-lim and instantly recognises her lovely smile with deep dimples as his lover from teenage years. No sooner, the woman is taken as his concubine. Yuet-lau falls victim to a murder-for-money scheme hatched by his debt-ridden uncle Yeung To-mong, who frames the concubine for murder by turning Man's credit letter and the loan prepared for the magistrate placed in her safekeeping against her favour. Fan, who refuses to disclose the source of the money in order to save the reputation of the magistrate, the judge presiding over the case, is sentenced to life imprisonment and gives birth to a son named Siu-lau inside the prison cell. To-mong and Yuet-lau's wife hire a hit man to rid of the witness and her newborn. Raging about his wife's fraud to borrow in his name, the magistrate thwarts the attempt, rescues Siu-lau and kills his own wife. 18 years later, the newly crowned imperial scholar Siu-lau redresses his mother's grievance by staging a trial disguising as the fierce spirit of the deceased to get a confession from the murderer.

Cast: Fung Wong Nui, Mak Bing Wing, Leung Sing Po, Poon Yat On, Lee Hong Kum


*Lyrics with Chinese surtitles

Programme Length

8 June 2014 (93 minutes)

13 June 2014 (108 minutes)

15 June 2014 (90 minutes)

15 August 2014 (99 minutes)

22 August 2014 (113 minutes)


Tickets available from 11 April onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Telephone Credit Card Booking

Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients

(Limited tickets for full-time student sand CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis)


Telephone Credit Card Booking:2111 5999

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Telephone Credit Card Booking:2111 5999
Internet Booking:www.urbtix.hk

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary
The contents of this programme do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department


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