Seattle International Film Festival 2003 : May 22nd - June 15th
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Swordswoman of Huangjiang (1930)
Hong Kong, China
74 minutes

A vastly entertaining silent forerunner to the sword-and-sorcery films which would drive the Hong Kong film industry to new heights some thirty years later, this effervescent period piece introduces us to Fang Yuquin, who roams the countryside with her “martial brother” Yue Jianqui, dispensing aid and protection to people in need. Their exploits lead them to a foreboding temple, where the way of the jiang hu (underworld) evoked in the film’s title holds sway over all who enter. Presented with live musical accompaniment by Aono Jikken Ensemble

Chen Kengran
Zheng Yisheng
Shang Guanwu

Xu Qinfang
He Zhigang

6/7 1:45 pm
Egyptian Theatre