The Lion's Roar
Dir/Scr: Chiang Wai-kwong
Co-starring: Yam Kim-fai, Pak Suet-sin, Leung Sing-po
1959 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 114min
Based on a popular opera story, itself inspired by the affair of famed poet Su Dongpo, this is Taming of the Shrew with a Cantonese opera twist. Opera superstars Pak Suet-sin and Yam Kim-fai play the shrew (the ferocious feline in the title) and her husband, and Tam Sin-hung is the nice, innocent girl who's used as a pawn in a complicated web of love, jealousy and imperial court intrigues.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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