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Mabel Cheung – Chou tin dik tong wah AKA An Autumn’s Tale (1987)

Hong Kong native Jennifer (Cherie Chung) moves to New York City to study for her Master’s Degree and to reunite with her boyfriend Vincent (Danny Chan Bak-Keung). There, she meets her very distant relative Samuel Pang (Yun-Fat Chow), a street smart and wise-talking waiter-by-day and gambler-by-night, who helps Jennifer settle in her apartment building in the outskirts of Brooklyn. When Jennifer discovers that Vincent is being unfaithful, she nearly puts all her plans to a halt. But, Pang talks sense into her and helps her adjust to her new life in the Big Apple and without Vincent, resulting in an unlikely relationship. Read More »

Mabel Cheung – Ba liang jin AKA Eight Taels of Gold (1989)

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Mabel Cheung may be one of the lesser known names of the early 80s Hong Kong New-Wave – directors such as Tsui Hark and Ann Hui gaining a greater attention worldwide – yet she has an indelible auteur’s stamp that ensure her greater works will stand the test of time. The subtle strokes which she paints works such as the sublime ‘An Autumn’s Tale’ are testament to the efficacy of her understated, yet consistently resonant style. ‘Eight Taels Of Gold’ is the opportunity to see the auteur behind the lens directing one of Hong Kong’s most beloved stars, Sammo Hung, as he participates in a rare non-action role. Read More »