HK Film Archive showcases legend and beauty of superstar Lin Dai

Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA)’s new retrospective “The Legend & The Beauty - The Films of Lin Dai” will be held from August 14 to November 1 with an exhibition of artifacts and screenings of Lin’s classics, featuring her in different roles. The programme is organised with the generous support of Lin’s son, Lung Tzong-hann, Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) Limited, Cathay-Keris Films Pte Ltd, Celestial Pictures Limited and the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.

The 18 films showcasing Lin’s brilliant performances are her portrayals of different historical beauties in “The Kingdom and the Beauty”, “Beyond the Great Wall”, “Diau Charn”, “The Last Woman of Shang” and “Madam White Snake”; her early works “The Fisherman’s Daughter”, “Golden Phoenix” and “Golden Lotus” which won her the first Best Actress Award; city comedies “The Battle of Love”, “Cinderella and Her Little Angels”, “Les Belles”, “Love Parade” and “Bachelors Beware”; city dramas “A Mellow Spring” and “Humiliation for Sale” and the popular romantic melodramas “Love without End”, “The Blue and the Black” and “The Blue and the Black 2”.

To supplement the screenings, a seminar titled “Lin Dai: The Star, the Actress, the Legend” will be held at 4.30pm on August 22 at the Cinema of the HKFA. Mr Lung Tzong-hann, actress Fung Bo-bo and writer Peter Dunn will share with audiences their views and personal experience with Lin Dai. It will be conducted in Cantonese. Admission is free.

Tickets priced at $30 for the screenings are available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 and above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. Reservations can be made by phone on 2734 9009, or on the internet at www.urbtix.hk.

A film still from "Cinderella and Her Little Angels" (1959).
A film still from "Cinderella and Her Little Angels" (1959).

Source: GovHK (www.gov.hk)