Hong Kong cinema has had a long and entwining relationship with Cantonese opera. It was a liaison of mutual influence, on both the aesthetic level and, at least in the era of Cantonese cinema, the business level. Most early film stars in the pre-war years were opera veterans pulling double duty and many of the post-war screen gods and goddesses were discipline-crossing performers.
The four titles in this programme provide an interesting glimpse into the complex relationship between Hong Kong cinema and Cantonese opera. The works strike a balance between stage and film on various levels but with the same delicate tact. The result is an illustration of the different manifestations of blending artistic disciplines.
This programme also features some of the most beloved stars of stage and screen, such as Yam Kim-fai, Pak Suet-sin, Lam Kar-sing, Leung Sing-po, Lan Chi Pak, Mak Bing-wing, Fung Wong Nui…
This programme is guest curated by film critic Bryan Chang .
The contents of the programme do not represent the views of the presenter.
The presenter reserves the right to change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.