Girls are Flowers
Dir: Wong Yiu
Scr: Wong Pak-shek (aka Ho Pik-kin)
Cast: Connie Chan Po-chu, Lui Kay, Nancy Sit Kar-yin, Yip Ching, Cheung Ching
1966 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 86min
Girls Are Flowers and the thorny problems for the budding blossoms of Connie Chan Po-chu and Nancy Sit Kar-yin are boys, boys, boys! The orphan girl Ho-yin leaves Macau for the flashy world of Hong Kong where she is besieged by a host of suitors and green-eyed monsters. Charming mansions, complete with manicured lawns and swimming pools, may be too much of a flaunt for the traditionally folksy Cantonese audience, but the joys and heartbreaks of puppy love never fail to strike a chord. Images of Connie and Nancy clad in swimsuits or singing and swaying to the beat of "The Joy of Studying" flirt with an end to innocence and the duet "Girls Are Flowers", performed here by Chan and Lui Kay, has entered the hallowed halls of nostalgia after being resuscitated years later on television.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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