From Dream Factory to Golden Plaza－Two Hong Kong Marriages on Film
Is marriage the grave of love or the goal of a romantic relationship? People from different times hold different views, and indeed men and women often understand marriage differently. The Doctor and the Prima Donna (1960) and My Prince Edward (2019) both look at marriage, or more generally gender relationships, from a feminist perspective and prompt the audience to reflect on their own lives and values. The challenge for women might vary decades ago – at least nowadays a married woman is rarely expected to sacrifice her career – but the tension brought by marriage might be equally disturbing for our female protagonists.