Wong Fei-fu's Rebellion, Part One
Dir: Fung Chi-kong
Scr: Wu Man-sum
Co-starring: Kwan Tak-hing, Tang Bik-wan, Leung Sing-po
1957 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 96min
Tam Sin-hung shows off her range as an actress in Wong Fei-fu's Rebellion , playing a villainess for the first time in her film career. This is an opera film, based on the Ming Dynasty fiction The Investiture of the Gods, The title character, a good minister played by Kwan Tak-hing of Wong Fei-hung fame, is compelled to mount the title rebellion to overturn the tyrannous rule of his emperor, who has become even more evil under the influence of his queen. Tam is that influence, the notorious beauty Daji in history, deliciously wicked and cunning in every turn.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
* Post-screening talk with Tam Sin-hung
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