Dir / Scr: Griffin Yue Feng
Prod Co: MP & GI
Cast: Linda Lin Dai, Kelly Lai Chen, Wang Lai
1957 / B&W / D Beta / Mandarin / Chi & Eng subtitles / 122min
Director Griffin Yue Feng's tragic tale of a doomed love triangle is an extraordinary showcase of Linda Lin Dai's talent. Lin plays dual roles in her award-winning performance: the talented songstress Golden Lotus and her own romantic rival. The actress adapts to both personalities brilliantly, earning her a much-deserved Best Actress award at the Asia Pacific Film Festival. However, Yue's story of one man caught between two women is more than just an acting showcase; it’s a thoughtful and complex contemplation on the dilemma between marriage and love. Yue is an exceptional visual storyteller, creating a strong contrast between the grand homes of the rich and the simple, cramped spaces of the poor to distinguish the different worlds the two heroines inhibit. Aside from Lin, Wang Lai also gives a career-defining performance as Lotus' dependent mother.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
Post-screening talk with Timmy Chen
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