The Merry Phoenix
Dir / Scr: Chiang Wai-kwong
Co-starring: Yam Kim-fai, Fong Yim-fun
1958 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 100min
Yam Bing-yee's role in The Merry Phoenix personifies her life as a respected and beloved second lead who beautifully complements the big-name stars while assuming the unsung supporting position. She plays a loyal maid, who pours herself into protecting her mistress (Fong Yim-fun), fending off unwelcome suitors and pulling secret strings to ensure that the lead characters marry each other. The consummate supporting actress!
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
* Post-screening talk with Yam Bing-yee
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