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Film Show : Madame Butterfly

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M03j | Film Show : Madame Butterfly (Completed)

Film Show
Film is not only a kind of entertainment but also a form of art. The Hong Kong Film Archive introduces ten films particularly to students, including inspiring local animations, feature films reflecting the society, and movies adapted from literary classics that echo secondary school curriculum; complemented with worksheets, students will get to know more about the unique contribution of film to popular culture.


Director: Yi Wen (aka Evan Yang)
Screenplay: Di Yi (aka Chen Dieyi)
Cast: Li Lihua, Huang Ho, Lo Wei, Ma Li, Lin Jing, Chung Ching
Production: Hsin Hwa Motion Picture Company
1956 / Melodrama / Black & White / Cantonese (Dubbed)* / 95 minutes
(followed by a post-screening talk and teaching materials will be provided)

The story of the tragic romance between a Japanese courtesan and an American naval officer, John Luther Long’s short story has been adapted into a stage play, an iconic opera and multiple films. In Evan Yang’s Mandarin-language adaptation, the courtesan is now a singer, played by Li Lihua, and the naval officer is a young man from Hong Kong, played by Huang He. Screenwriter Chen Die-yi also changed the story’s ending, giving the lovers a happy ending. Filmed on location in Japan, the film offers a visual record of post-war Japan.

*The film was produced in Mandarin, but the copy held by HKFA is in Cantonese.

Remarks: Post-screening talk will be conducted in Cantonese

18.11.2021 (Thu)
Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
2:30pm - 4:15pm
S.1 - S.6 students
Ticket price
$11 (Students, Teachers)
1 hour 45 minutes
Capacity per performance
125(Minimum no. of participants per school is 40. A minimum charge of admission fee for 40 participants will be applied in the event of less than 40 participants.)