Film Poster for To Whom It May Concern Ka Shen’s Journey
The FOURTH film in our Series titled: Chasing the Ghost of Suzie Wong
Within just two years Nancy Kwan had become the world’s most recognizable Chinese film star. Some have argued that she was, in fact, the world's FIRST major world-wide Chinese star predating Bruce Lee by some 10 years. With 1960’s “The World of Suzie Wong" and 1961’s “Flower Drum Song", Nancy Kwan had arrived in a major way. The question remains, however, arrived at what exactly. After these phenomenal successes, there were very few well-written films for Asian actors (let alone Asian female actors) in Hollywood. By the mid-1960’s Kwan’s star had already begun to dim with a series of “B" movie roles. The nadir of this period was the mid-1970s with a series of utterly forgettable exploitation movies that were a huge waste of her talent.
Despite all this, Nancy Kwan is, if anything, a survivor. Acting in television and doing various cameo roles in many different films she pushed her way through the years with several memorable performances. "To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen’s Journey" is a documentary that chronicles the length and breadth of Kwan’s career through 2010. It also provides a real insight into the struggles of Asian and Asian American film artists through this pivotal time.
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Films in the Series
June 12, 2018
Love is a Many-Splendoured Thing
June 26, 2018
World of Suzie Wong
July 10, 2018
My Name Ain't Suzie / 花街時代
Angela Chan / 陳安琪
July 24, 2018
To Whom It May Concern Ka Shen’s Journey
August 7, 2018
Breakfast at Tiffany's
August 21, 2018