Chasing the Ghost of Suzie Wong Mini Film Festival - "My Name Ain't Suzie / 花街時代" (1985)


Pat Ha / 夏文汐 in My Name Ain't Suzie / 花街時代

Our mini-festival takes a turn towards the “ local" with a 1985 look at the “Suzie" phenomena titled "My Name Ain't Suzie / 花街時代" ( 96 minutes) directed by Angie Chen / 陳安琪 and starring Pat Ha / 夏文汐.

This version of Suzie" follows Shui-mei / Mei-li (Pat Ha) from her adolescence through her apprenticeship and ascension into the upper ranks of the Wan Chai Demi-monde. We meet madams, restauranteurs, hustlers, prostitutes, police officers and a myriad of other working class characters that once inhabited The World of Suzie Wong". Viewers who are unfamiliar with some of the historical social issues in the region will be introduced to the “Mui-tsai / 妹仔" system as well as Hong Kong’s infamous “Triads / 三合會" or Organized Crime groups who prowl(ed) Hong Kong.



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Films in the Series
Date
Movie
Release Date
Director
June 12, 2018
Love is a Many-Splendoured Thing
1955
Henry King
June 26, 2018
World of Suzie Wong
1960
Richard Quine
July 10, 2018
My Name Ain't Suzie / 花街時代
1985
Angela Chan / 陳安琪
July 24, 2018
To Whom It May Concern Ka Shen’s Journey
2009
Brian Jamieson
August 7, 2018
Breakfast at Tiffany's
1961
Blake Edwards
August 21, 2018
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