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HK Film Archive's "Hsia Moon - Princess of an Era" to hold additional screening of "The Princess Falls in Love" (with photo)

     "The Princess Falls in Love" (1962), one of the selected films in the programme entitled "Hsia Moon - Princess of an Era" organised by the Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) in August and September, will have an additional screening on August 23 at 11.30am at the HKFA Cinema.

     A talented dancer with tremendous flair in costume roles, Hsia Moon developed a passion for xiqu at a young age. To prepare for her roles in Yue opera films, she received dramatic training in postures, poses and other stage manoeuvres at the Shanghai Yue Opera Theatre. "The Princess Falls in Love" is a dramatic and intriguing love story between female warrior Liu Jinding and Feng Jiajin, the son of the minister of revenue. Hsia plays Liu, who subdues sea brigands with her father. Her chivalry and ethereal beauty roll into one, and she looks regal in period costumes. Director Li Pingqian's rendition of Yue opera in crisp and fluid cinematography offers a unique blending of the original theatrical format and cinematic sensibilities. The sets, costumes, props and lighting are minimalist and subtly coloured to create exquisite aesthetics in an understated style.

     Tickets for the additional screening priced at $40 are now available at URBTIX. 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 2739 2139 or 2734 2900. Detailed programme information can be found in "ProFolio 78" distributed at all performance venues of the LCSD, or by browsing the website:

Ends/Monday, August 10, 2015
Issued at HKT 14:02


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