Two Sisters in Phoenix Bower
Dirs/ Scrs: Yeung Kung-leong, Ling Wan
Co-Starring: Cheung Ying, Tang Bik-wan
1954 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 99min
Yuen plays Kam-yi, the son of Mang (Cheung Ying) and Yip (Tang Bik-wan) in this film. Reduced circumstances and a failed marriage leave Kam-yi’s mom with no choice but to become a dance escort. Kam-yi, ashamed of his mother, opts to leave home for the already remarried Mang. Yuen’s acting skills are put to the test in this film and he passes with flying colours. The transformation of an innocent child into the arrogant, headstrong and mature Kam-yi was the perfect portrayal of a youngster forced to grow up before his time.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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