Bond, Jane Bond Hong Kong Action Women of the 1960s
23 Jul – 1 Aug 2010
Gallery of Modern Art & Cinema A
A uniquely Hong Kong film genre, the Jane Bond films are a delicious blend of spy flicks, jewel-thief films, martial arts movies, youth films, detective pictures and comic books. Emerging in the late 1960s and highly popular, they feature young women in adventures full of cartoon-style action, intrigue and men-kicking fights. The genre drew on precedents in Shanghai cinema of the 1940s, while also demonstrating the influence of the '007' craze on Hong Kong popular culture, as well as famous heist films such as Rififi (1955).
Program and film notes by Sam Ho, Hong Kong Film Archive. The generous assistance of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office is gratefully acknowledged.
List of Works
The Story of Wong Ang the Heroine 1960 | Director: Yam Pang-Nin
Lady Bond 1966 | Director: Mok Hong-See
The Black Rose 1965 | Director: Chor Yuen
The Dark Heroine Muk Lan-fa 1966 | Director: Law Chi
Spy with My Face 1966 | Director: Chor Yuen
The Golden Buddha 1966 | Director: Lo Wei
The Precious Mirror aka The Maiden Thief 1967 | Director: Chor Yuen
The Mysterious Sisters aka Two Sisters Who Steal 1969 | Director: Ng Wui
Temptress of a Thousand Faces 1969 | Director: Chung Chang-Hwa
92 the Legendary la Rose Noire 1992 | Director: Jeff Lau