The Legend of Lee Heung Kwan
Dir: Chor-Yuen Scr: Mok Yu-shing
Co-Starring: Hung Sin Nui, Law Ka-bo,
1990 / Color / D Beta / Cantonese / 98 min
Based on of the classic play Peach Blossom Fan , The Legend of Lee Heung Kwan follows the romance between courtesan Lee Heung-kwan (Hung Sin Nui) and revolutionary warrior-scholar Hou Chiu-chong (Law Ka-bo). To defend the Ming against the Manchurians, Chiu-chong leaves Heung-kwan for the frontlines. When Heung-kwan is forced to marry a court official, she defends her honor by hitting her head and dropping her blood on a fan. Yuen Siu-fai has a pivotal role as Yeung Long-yau, who brings Heung-kwan and Chiu-chong together. As a morally ambiguous character, Yuen handles the role with impressive subtlety.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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