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Cecile Tang Shu Shuen introduces her groundbreaking first feature, which has been hailed as an important precursor to the Hong Kong New Wave.
- Cecile Tang Shu Shuen
- Cecile Tang Shu Shuen is a former Hong Kong film director. Though her film career was brief, she was a trailblazer for socially critical Hong Kong cinema, as well as its first noted female director. She is best-known for her debut feature, The Arch (70), hailed as an important precursor to the Hong Kong New Wave, and her follow-up China Behind (74), which was banned by Hong Kong's colonial authorities for thirteen years due to its scathing vision of both communist China and capitalist Hong Kong. She immigrated to the United States in 1979, becoming a respected restaurateur in Los Angeles. She is currently working on I, Ching, a Broadway-style musical, based on the life of Jiang Chin, aka Madam Mao.