My Name Ain't Suzie
DIRECTOR: ANGIE CHEN
CAST: PAT HA, DEANIE IP, ANTHONY WONG
Chen’s melancholy ensemble drama centers on the Lucky Bar, a magnet for American soldiers on leave in late 1950s Hong Kong. Written by John Chan (Nomad) and featuring the debut of the legendary Anthony Wong, this is a local’s gritty response to the romanticized, exoticized version of the hostess bars presented in The World of Suzie Wong (1960), following Pat Ha’s daughter of a poor fishing family-turned-urbane golden girl and the other souls who drift through the Wanchai red light district. Proof positive that Chen, represented here also by Maybe It’s Love, is a commanding filmmaker crying out for serious consideration.
Screening as a part of Shaw Sisters