Nanyang Trilogy RESTORED | China Wife 唐山阿嫂 (1957)


Asian Film Archive Presents: Nanyang Trilogy (RESTORED) - screening the restored films of 南洋三部曲 (Nanyang Trilogy) for the first time, 61 years after its release.

Produced by the Kong Ngee Company and shot in 1957 Singapore and Malaya, the three Cantonese films are 血染相思谷 (Blood Stains the Valley of Love), 唐山阿嫂 (China Wife) and 椰林月 (Moon Over Malaya). Led by the youthful idols of the time, 谢贤 (Patrick Tse Yin), 嘉玲 (Patsy Kar Ling) and 南红 (Nam Hung), the films introduced urban perspectives and appealed to the younger postwar audiences.


Film Screenings

B1, Gallery Theatre

24 February

China Wife (108 mins, PG)



About the film:

唐山阿嫂 [1957]

China Wife [1957]

Alternative English Title: She Married an Overseas Chinese

Directed by Chan Man 陈文

Language: Cantonese with English & Mandarin subtitles

Starring: Keung Chung-ping 姜中平, Nam Hung 南红, Patsy Kar Ling 嘉玲, Patrick Tse Yin 谢贤

Ah-gau (Keung Chung-ping) leaves his wife Sou Jing, and son in Macau for Nanyang to join his cousin (Patrick Tse Yin) in search of employment. A series of events propel Ah-gau into high society and he falls in love with a tycoon’s daughter, Ming-zyu, (Patsy Kar Ling). Abandoned by Ah-gau, Sou Jing suffers in utter poverty and journeys to Singapore in search of her husband.

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