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HK Film Archive to hold additional screening of "The Story of Heroine Fan Lei-fa" (with photo)

     "The Story of Heroine Fan Lei-fa" (1968), one of the selected films in the programme entitled "Morning Matinee: How Tam Lan-hing Makes You Laugh" organised by the Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) from August to October, will have an additional screening on October 31 at 11am at the HKFA Cinema.

     Tam Lan-hing started acting under the guidance of her elder sister at a very young age. With the reputation of "The Queen of Melodies", she started as the "fa dan" (female lead) in an all-female troupe and later took on the role of supportive female comic relief. Being a talented Cantonese opera singer, Tam puts on a white beard and heavy costume to cross-dress as the Tang general Ching Ngau-kam in the grand widescreen action saga "The Story of Heroine Fan Lei-fa", while Connie Chan Po-chu makes a major performance breakthrough by stepping into action mode as "dao ma dan" (female warrior role). The Cantonese opera-style reinterpretation features new arrangements of songs and traditional gongs in the fight scenes, as well as two extra solo performances for Chan, giving the immensely popular superstar a chance to stretch her vocals.

     Tickets for the additional screening priced at $20 will be available at URBTIX from tomorrow (September 30). Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 and above, people with disabilities and their minders, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. Credit card telephone bookings can be made at 2111 5999 or on the Internet at For enquiries, please call 2734 2900 or 2739 2139. Detailed programme information can be found in "ProFolio 78" distributed at all performance venues of the LCSD, or by browsing the website:

Ends/Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Issued at HKT 14:00


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