Focus On Linda Lin Dai

The Kindgom and the Beauty
The Kingdom and the Beauty

Superstar actress Linda Lin Dai is the queen of '50s and '60s Hong Kong cinema and winner of four Best Actress Asian Film Awards.

Her star shone brightest at the legendary Shaw Brothers studios, where she made a broad range of films, from historical epics to beloved folk operas to dazzling musicals.

Enjoy the highlights of a brief but remarkable career in our special tribute season.

Curated by James Nolen.

Read about the life and career of Linda Lin Dai on the ACMI blog.

Thursday 17 February - Monday 28 February 2011
Full $14 Concession $11 ACMI Member $10
6 Session Pass: Full $66 Concession $54 ACMI Member $48

NB > 6 Session Pass can only be purchased by phone (03 8663 2583) or in person at the ACMI Tickets Information Desk. All sessions must be selected at time of booking.

Mad for Mahjong?
Get into the spirit of Chinese New Year with a game of mahjong at the ACMI Lounge! Sets will be available throughout the season - just ask the Lounge staff.

Love Without End (Bu liao qing)

Prepare to shed some tears as Linda Lin Dai gives us the performance of her career.

Diau Charn (Diao Chan)

Linda Lin Dai and director Li Han-hsiang bring the first of their yellow plum operas to life.

The Kingdom and The Beauty (Jiang shan mei ren)

A Chinese emperor can't resist the charms of Lin Dai's country maiden in this huangmei opera.

Love Parade (Hua tuan jin chu)

The fashion and medical worlds collide in this mind-boggling romantic comedy musical.

Les Belles (Qian jiao bai mei)

Lose yourself in the elaborate musical numbers showcasing the infinite talents of Linda Lin Dai.

Madam White Snake (Bai fu ren zhi yao lian)

The musical retelling of a famous Chinese legend of two snakes who assume human form.

The Blue and The Black - Part 1 (Lan yu hei)

A fitting tribute to Linda Lin Dai's unique talent, released two years after her death.

Beyond the Great Wall (Wang zhao jun)

Our third 'yellow plum' opera has Linda Lin Dai cast as one of China's superwomen, Wang Chao-chun.

The Blue and the Black - Part 2 (Lan yu hei xu ji)

The final part of this epic love story represents a poignant conclusion to a brilliant career.

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