The Nine Ladies of Fragrant City
Dir: Chu Kea
Scr: Szeto On
Co-starring: Lee Hong-kum, Tam Sin-hung, Yam Bing-yee, Chu Yat-hung
1964 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 89min
The Nine Ladies of Fragrant City stars the Nine Sisters, a group of character actresses who, following a cherished tradition of the Cantonese film industry, had made a pact to be sworn sisters. The film is the inaugural project of the company they formed, Heung Shing, and the names of the actresses are used in the film as their characters’ names. 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the pact and we are presenting this film to celebrate the occasion. Leung So-kam plays one of eight sewing school students who band together to help an innocent girl harassed by a teddy boy (played by Elvis of the East Cheng Kwun-min) and turns in a solid performance. She also emanates great chemistry with her fellow sisters, in a wonderful showcase of female bonding.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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