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Pai Niang Niang: The Last Osmanthus Blossom

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2024.03.10 - 2024.04.27
Price: Standard price: HK$90 each / Tickets are now available on POPTICKET.hk. 
Tickets are now available on POPTICKET.hk.
 
The documentary "Pai Niang Niang: A Last Osmanthus Blossom" is produced by Artcanteen. This screening is in collaboration with the Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre, allowing audiences to once again appreciate Rebecca Pan’s work over the years - "Pai Niang Niang".


A legendary miracle 52 years later
In March 1972, Rebecca Pan self-financed the production of the first ever Mandarin musical, Pai Niang Niang (1972) and performed for 60 times at Princess Theatre, Tsim Sha Tsui. This is not only a piece of history of Hong Kong art and culture, but also the most important milestone of Rebecca's oeuvre. This work used the Broadway musical model to adapt the famous Chinese myth Legend of the White Snake. Bringing together Eastern and Western theatrical styles, the production combined Chinese traditional music, dance, costume and stage design with modern Western concepts. Despite this bold attempt, the resulting work was ahead of its time and was not a commercial success. Also, it was thought to have not been captured on film and faded into obscurity. In April, 2024, however, a partial film record of the performance was miraculously discovered. The restored surviving footage has become the finale of this documentary, Pai Niang Niang: The Last Osmanthus Blossom. In March 2024, after half a century, Pai Niang Niang will come to the Louis Koo Cinema of the Hong Kong Arts Centre, allowing fans and movie lovers to once again experience its forward-looking performance.

This documentary is directed by director Wong Tsui Wah Isabel. During the years of observation and excavation, Isabel has been looking for various aspects of Pai Niang Niang, and through this documentary, she recorded every detail of Pai Niang Niang.


Co-presented by Artcanteen and Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Special thanks to Ms Rebecca Pan, One Cool Film Production Limited, Hong Kong Arts Centre

《白孃孃:一朶遲桂花》Pai Niang Niang: The Last Osmanthus Blossom
2023|65.48 min|Category I|Multiple Languages, with subtitles in Chinese and English
Director: Isabel Wong
 
Additional screenings: 
2024.04.26 (Fri) 20:00
Creator & director Wong Tsui Wah Isabel and renowned musician Andrew Tuason will attend the after-screening discussion. Conducted in Cantonese.
 
2024.04.27 (Sat) 20:00
Creator & director Wong Tsui Wah Isabel and art and cultural worker Tsui Chi Yu, who worked behind the scenes for the musical Pai Niang Niang (1972), will attend the after-screening discussion. Conducted in Cantonese.
 
Tickets are now available on POPTICKET.hk.
 
 
2024.03.26 (Tue) 20:00
Creator & director Wong Tsui Wah Isabel and writer & editor of “Clips of Glamour – Rebecca Pan Press Clippings From 60s-80s” Pia Ho attended the after-screening discussion. 

2024.03.10 (Sun) 20:00
Creator & director Wong Tsui Wah Isabel and film costume director & costume culture promoter Cheung Sai May Edith attended the after-screening discussion. 


Tickets are now available on POPTICKET.hk.
Standard price: HK$90 each
Concession tickets price: HK$72 each, specially offer to:
• 20% discount for tickets for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, and people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.
• 20% discount to HKAC members. Ticket holders must present a valid membership card upon admission.
• 20% discount for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.
• Only one discount offer could be applied to each ticket purchase.

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