Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan

Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan

Dir: Chor Yuen
Scr: Chiu Kang-chien
Cast: Lily Ho, Elliot Yueh Hua, Betty Pei Ti
1972 / Colour / D Beta / Mandarin / Chi & Eng Subtitles / 86min

Unlike in Painted Faces, the fictional account of life in Yu Zhanyuan's opera academy, the student body in Master Yu's school has its fair share of girls. And they certainly knew their kicks and punches. Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan is a film that has attained cult status, largely on the evocative chemistry between the two female leads as they exploit, seduce, bed and fight each other in a relationship more complicated than love-hate. If not for the stunt work of Yuen Chau, who finally shot to stardom with a memorable turn in Kung Fu Hustle (2004), and her partner Sharon Yang Panpan, the intensity of that relationship would not be the same.

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Date Time Venue
20/11/2009 (Fri) 7:30pm Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive

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