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PAI NIANG NIANG The Last Osmanthus Blossom Screening 《白孃孃:一朶遲桂花》放映會

Date: May 21, 2024 (Tue) Time: 19:00 Location: Innis Town Hall Innis College, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5

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PAI NIANG NIANG The Last Osmanthus Blossom Screening  《白孃孃:一朶遲桂花》放映會
PAI NIANG NIANG The Last Osmanthus Blossom Screening  《白孃孃:一朶遲桂花》放映會

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May 21, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Toronto, Innis College, 2 Sussex Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5, Canada

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Pai Niang Niang: The Last Osmanthus Blossom Synopsis

In March 1972, Rebecca Pan self-financed the production of the first ever Mandarin musical, Pai Niang Niang (1972) and performed for 60 times at Princess Theatre, Tsim Sha Tsui. This is not only a piece of history of Hong Kong art and culture, but also the most important milestone of Rebecca’s oeuvre. This work used the Broadway musical model to adapt the famous Chinese myth Legend of the White Snake. Bringing together Eastern and Western theatrical styles, the production combined Chinese traditional music, dance, costume and stage design with modern Western concepts. Despite this bold attempt, the resulting work was ahead of its time and was not a commercial success. Also, it was thought to have not been captured on film and faded into obscurity. In April, 2024, however, a partial film record of the performance was miraculously discovered. The restored surviving footage has become the finale of this documentary, Pai Niang Niang: The Last Osmanthus Blossom.

This documentary is directed by director Wong Tsui-Wah, Isabel. During the years of observation and excavation, Isabel has been looking for various aspects of Pai Niang Niang, and through this documentary, she recorded every detail of Pai Niang Niang.


黃翠華 Wong Tsui-Wah, Isabel


黃翠華曾任職電視台,擔任戲劇科劇本審閱,參與創作超過二十部劇集;後期主理音樂節目同時參與各類型音樂會及演唱會策劃和製作。2021年出任電視台附屬唱片公司內容總監。現擁有自己的工作室 「藝術糧倉」,從事多媒體創作及製作,並熱衷紀錄片製作。2022年策展了「潘迪華.花弄影.珍藏相片展」及正在攝製有關在港菲律賓裔音樂人對亞洲流行音樂貢獻的紀錄電影。

About the Director

Wong Tsui-Wah, Isabel is a screenwriter, director, multi-media producer, and curator.

She has worked in television as a script reviewer for drama content and as a programme producer for variety shows. She has written more than 20 drama series, and she has produced music programmes and award ceremonies. In 2021, she was appointed Content Director of TVB Music Group, with a focus on album and concert production. She founded the studio Artcanteen and is passionate about documentary filmmaking. In 2022, she curated a photo exhibition of Ms Rebecca Pan - Rebecca Pan Wan Ching Will The Orange Blossom Smile Photo Journey. She is working on a documentary celebrating the achievements of Filipino musicians in Hong Kong.

Event Details

Date: May 21, 2024 (Tue)

Time: 19:00 

Location: Innis Town Hall

Innis College, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5


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