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Hong Kong Film Archive X Hong Kong Museum of History
Muse Fest HK 2022 – History x Film x Conservation – Boundless Classics
Hong Kong Muse Fest 2022 brings the Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Film Archive and Conservation Office together to organise a crossover event, 'History x Film x Conservation – Boundless Classics'. The Archive has selected two films from its collection, both long-time fan favourites from the 1960s, Connie Chan Po-chu's signature films Girls are Flowers (1966) and The Pregnant Maiden (1968). Earlier in her career, Connie Chan usually played male roles, until Girls are Flowers when she 'transformed' back into a beautiful young lady and quickly became a youth idol. The Pregnant Maiden, one of 100 Must-see Hong Kong Movies, changed Connie Chan and Lui Kay's image from lovey-dovey romantic partners to comic quarrelsome friends. They showed their comic potentials in the film. With its fast pace and witty dialogue, today's audience would still find it enjoyable and funny. The subjects of both films are the new post-war generation. The vivacity of the films showed off the energy and excitement of the young people at the time, leading the trend of Cantonese youth films of the 1960s.
The screenings of Girls are Flowers (1966) and The Pregnant Maiden (1968) will 'crossover' to the Hong Kong Museum of History's Lecture Hall to be shown. Post-screening talks have been scheduled after both screenings. Costume Culture Researcher Edith Cheung will introduce to the audience the costumes worn by Connie Chan and share the characteristics of 1960s clothing. Through this Crossover Collaboration, we hope the audience might come into contact with and get a cursory overview of crossover culture via the museums.
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