in the romatic comedy
June Bride / Liuyue Xinniang
Cathay Studios, Hong Kong, 1960, 102 minutes
The Film Society of Lincoln Center, as a sidebar to the 45th New York Film Festival, is offering a retrospective of films from Cathay Studios. The seven film series will run from October 10 - 16, 2007.
By the mid-1950s, Cathay had become one of the largest film studios in Hong Kong, rivaled only by the legendary Shaw Brothers. Both studios made dozens of films each year in a variety of genres. The Shaws were noted primarily for opera (huangmei) and martial arts (wuxia) films that tended to look to China's past. Cathay, on the other hand, was known for its films with contemporary themes, particularly comedies, musicals, and melodramas.
For information about Chinese Modern: A Tribute to Cathay Studios (including links to a listing of films and to the schedule of screenings), click here.
And be sure to check in here at AsianCineFest for advance reviews of some of the films.