Date: Saturday, 13 January 2024
Venue: Oldham Theatre
This talk will be conducted in Mandarin with summarised translation in English
About the Talk
Hailed as the Laurel and Hardy of the East, Wang Sha and Ye Feng have been a staple of the television circuit since 1963 when television broadcasts started in Singapore. The duo quickly gained a following of their own. In the 1970s, they embarked on a transformative journey to Hong Kong, venturing into the realm of acting, a move that would define their enduring legacy. With a collective repertoire of over 40 films, their immersion in the Hong Kong film industry during the 1970s solidified their standing as revered entertainers and skilled comedians. Although most remembered for their roles in the Crazy Bumpkins series, Wang Sha’s rendition of Old Master Q and Ye Feng’s Mad Monk also etched a lasting mark on their audience.
How did Wang Sha and Ye Feng find their way into the Hong Kong film scene? What were the duo’s cinematic triumphs and legacies? Through his personal collection of film memorabilia and news articles, speaker Su Zhangkai will retrace the joys and pains in the journey of Wang Sha and Ye Feng’s cinematic careers.
This free event is organised by the Asian Film Archive as part of Retrospective: Wang Sha & Ye Feng. Please register your place by clicking Get Tickets.
Along with the accompanying exhibition Comic Relief, screenings run until 7 April 2024 at Oldham Theatre. Get tickets and learn more.
About the Speaker
Su Zhangkai is an educator and a researcher in entertainment history. He is currently a member of the Advisory Committee for Chinese Programmes at the Infocomm Media Development Authority, and a researcher at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. Previously, he was a research fellow at the Hong Kong Film Archive. He also wrote and edited several publications on film, opera and entertainment history, including Agak-agak: 90 stories of Wang Sha and Ye Feng (2019).
苏章恺是教育工作者兼娱乐文史研究员，现任新加坡媒体发展管理局华文节目咨询委员会委员，也是新加坡华族文化中心研究组的特约研究员。曾任香港电影资料馆特约专项研究员。曾编著—— 多本电影、戏曲和娱乐史相关著作，包括《弟喂，做人阿甲阿甲就好 王沙和野峰的90 个人生故事》（2019）等。