4 November 2018 (Sunday)
1:30pm – 3:15pm (Music Performance)
3:20pm – 5:20pm (Movie Screening & Sharing)
PMQ & MOViE MOViE (NowTV ch116) proudly presents a Cuba’s legendary ‘Havana Divas’, a documentary story about two Cuban-Chinese Divas’ dream to perform Cantonese opera, who had learned the art of Cantonese Opera when they were young. Destiny brought these two-stage sisters who lived in an era of revolution together and shared the same dream.
Through their stories, performance excerpts and film clips, you will catch a glimpse of the enduring values of Cantonese opera and understand the culture of Cuba Havana. There will be sharing session hosted by Director Louisa Wei and Ms. Yuen Tsz Ying.
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《Havana Divas》Screening & Sharing
Two stage sisters living in an era of revolution
Four opera trips crossing an ocean of time
A story of two Divas who never gave up their dream to be on stage, the documentary narrates the chronicles of Cantonese opera singers Caridad Amaran and Georgina Wong. The film goes back to 1930s Havana, where Caridad began learning the art of Cantonese Opera and Georgina practiced kung-fu and lion dancing in the vivid and festive Chinatown. The two became stage sisters. Throughout the 1940s, Caridad toured cities all over Cuba as one of the leading staged actresses. Georgina had a very different life. Georgina went to university, where her studies were interrupted by Fidel Castro’s revolution.
Now well into their twilight years, the two reunite and once again spark their dream to perform Cantonese opera. As the two women reminisce on their happy days as girls, they embark on a poignant journey of love and nostalgia.
Director: Louisa Wei
Cast: Caridad Amaran, Georgina Wong
Duration: 91 mins
Language: Cantonese, Spanish and English with Chinese & English subtitle
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