I wish I was still in Hong Kong to see that with my own eyes ! I've just
learned some hours ago that
Shaw Yin-yin a.k.a.
Shao Yin-yin a.k.a.
Shaw Yum Yum a.k.a.
Siu Yam-yam), won the best supporting
actress award at the 27
for her role
The Pye-Dog /野·良犬. Hooray When I visited her a few weeks ago, I was already
very glad when she told that she was nominated for the first time of her
I know Susan Shaw since 2005, and I interviewed her several times since
then. She's in three short documentaries that I directed :
La Poupée de Hong Kong(
, a 15 minute interview
carreer which was released on
Human Lanterns /人皮燈籠 French DVD......
"Palm" d'Or pour la Shaw (
Shaw's Golden Palm), a short documentary about
Buddha's Palm /如來神掌, also featuring Gordon Chan /陳嘉上and Candice Yu余安安, released on the French DVD of the 1982 version of
Buddha’s Palm, directed by Taylor Wong /黃泰來......and
ntimate Confessions of 3 Shaw Girls, a
documentary also featuring Lily Li /李麗麗and Candice Yu, about
Intimate Confessions of a Chinese
For Love For A Chinese Courtesan /愛奴新傳(released on the French DVD of
In November 2006, Susan Shaw introduced me to
Derek Kwok /郭子健, who gave me the opportunity to watch his
first feature film as a director,
Pye-Dog, four months before the
HKIFFpremiere (and six months before the official Hong Kong theatrical release).
That’s how I was able to write an article and make an interview of the director
about this movie, which were published in the French magazine Kumite before the
HKIFF 2007. Then, after
premiere, I interviewed Susan Shaw again about this movie, and also about her
work with director
Li Han-hsiang /李翰祥(there was aretrospective about
him that year at the
Hong Kong Film
Archive), and it was published in another issue of Kumite a few months
later. If you can read French, enjoy it now...
If you want to know more about the fascinating story of Susan Shaw,
check out the very good 4-parts interview in English, done by
Chu King-wei for
Interview Siu Yam Yam : “A Sexy Movie
Star” - Part 1 :
Nurse, Singer, Actress – Part 2 :
Lin Han-hsiang, Moods of
Love – Part 3 :
Chinatown Kid, Big Bad Sister, present HK Cinema – Part 4 :
The Pye-Dog, Susan Shaw played in three other movies :
Exodus / 出埃及記, directed by Pang Ho-cheung / 彭浩翔,
Run, Papa, Run /一個好爸爸, directed by Sylvia Chang / 張艾嘉 (my favorite Hong Kong movie this year so far) and
The Moss / 青苔, the second movie directed by Derek Kwok.