Three Love Affairs

Three Love Affairs

Dir/Scr: Mok Hong-si
Prod Co: Lan Kwong
Cast: Ting Ying, Cheung Yee, Cheung Ying-choi, Lam Yim, Helena Law Lan
1963 | B&W | D Beta | Cantonese | 92min

This film was discovered locally in 2001.

Producer Wong Cheuk-hon, the founder of Liberty Film, Lan Kwong and First Organisation Limited, was a versatile filmmaker who had been an industry trendsetter. He had also founded theatre chains in the US and Canada. In 2001, with the help of his son Wong Hoi, the Archive was able to add the works of Liberty Film, Lan Kwong and First Organisation to our collection. Thanks to the gracious support of two generations of the Wong family, the audience can now watch such classics as Save Your Water Supply (1954), Three Love Affairs and Legend of the Mountain (1979).

Hong Kong was quickly becoming industrialised in the 1960s. The market was hungry for female labourers with a grasp of crafting skills. In addition to being wives and mothers, many women entered the labour market at that time. This ‘streamlined comedy' (as it was advertised) is called Three Love Affairs, but the main action is centred on the lovers played by Ting Ying and Cheung Yee. In order to make themselves more appealing, the factory girl pretends to be the daughter of a successful businessman, while the chauffeur pretends to be from a wealthy family. Their relationship is fraught with worry and anxiety, because they are confused about their own identities, and have not yet come to terms with themselves and their lives. With the support of the Manufacturers' Association, the film was shot on location at an actual factory, evidencing a prosperous period in Hong Kong's industrial history.

Date Time Venue
18/9/2021 (Sat) # 5:00pm Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive

# Post-screening talk with Dr Ng Chun-hung

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