Follow the Husband
Dir: Chu Kea Scr: Lo Yu-kei
Cast: Fong Yim-fun, Law Kim-long, Auyeung Kim, Hui Ying-sau, Lee Hong-kum
1959 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 92min
This film announces itself as the last film starring Fong Yim-fun before her marriage in the opening credits. Director Chu Kea cast an ensemble of veteran and character actors, making the film rowdy and hilarious. Lee Siu-king (Fong Yim-fun) is urged to marry by her father and elder brothers and sisters. When she meets Ting Hok-man (Law Kim-long) at fishing, it is love at first sight. Prior to the wedding, Siu-king’s sisters and sisters-in-laws urge her to assert her rights as a woman. Ting, on his part, comes from a conservative, patriarchal family. To please their parents, they each pretend to adhere to the norms in front of their family. In fact, they treat each other with respect and have a harmonious relationship.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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