Wonder Women

Wonder Women

Dir/Scr: Kam Kwok-leung
Prod Co: D & B
Cast: Dodo Cheng, Cecilia Yip, Michael Wong, Lawrence Cheng
1987 | Colour | DCP | Cantonese | 99min

‘I could never imagine that a film like Wonder Women can still be popular today! And I'm thinking: if only I had made more films like that back then!'—Cecilia Yip

In this feminist comedy, roommates Lin (Cecilia Yip) and Leung (Dodo Cheng) are beauty pageant rejects. Through their lives of job-hunting, handling post-pageant publicity and dealing with a mysterious man (Michael Wong), they portray the contrast between what Hong Kong society expects of them at the time and what they want out of their lives. When they stare hungrily into a display window of a luxury goods shop, Lin expresses that she would be so proud to be able to buy those things for herself, rather than relying on a man to buy for her. That kind of forward-thinking ideas for the time, together with the brilliant acting skills of Dodo Cheng and Cecilia Yip, made this one of the Archive's ‘100 Must-see Hong Kong Movies'.

Date Time Venue
26/8/2022 (Fri) [Additional Screening] 7:00pm Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
17/12/2022 (Sat) # [Full House] 2:30pm Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive

# Post-screening talk with Dr Jason Ho

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