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Frederic Ambroisine

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HONG KONG FILM AWARDS : SUSAN SHAW RULES !

I wish I was still in Hong Kong to see that with my own eyes ! I've just learned some hours ago that Susan Shaw /邵音音(a.k.a. 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 th for her role in The Pye-Dog /野·良犬. Hooray ![](/attachments/2008/04/34610_200804140052461.thumb.jpg)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 carreer.

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( Hong Kong Doll) , a 15 minute interview about her  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  I ntimate Confessions of 3 Shaw Girls, a documentary also featuring Lily Li /李麗麗and Candice Yu, about

Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan /愛奴and Lust For Love For A Chinese Courtesan /愛奴新傳(released on the French DVD of Intimate...).

 

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, The 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 The Pye-Dog 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 HKCinemagic : 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 :

Falling Star.After 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.

 

Frédéric Ambroisine (April 14th, 2008)


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Marilyn Tanu says :
o wow... it is pretty cool how she ended up in film industry... i bet she won't forget Bruce Lee for discovering her hehehe ^_^
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Gary Lau says :
I thought she was hilarious as the mother-in-law on "You Shoot I Shoot". I still wanna buy that on DVD. I hated how it took so long for the DVD to come out. I'm stuck with the VCD.
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Raffi says :
thanks for putting it all in context!
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Kenji Lui says :
she deserves it.. i think she did great in pye dog!
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Shirley Wu says :
I am very proud of Susan! She deserves the honour! Fred, please don't envy me, I witnessed all the things with my own eyes!! =)
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I agree she does deserve the honor.. wish you could have been in HK to cover it more closly.. but at same time I am glad you are safly back home
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