Song of the Goddess似是故人來
The work pays tribute to the famous Cantonese Opera duo, Yam Kam-fai and Pak Suet-sin, both women play the role of lovers, with Yam in male drag. The couple worked together on stage and in films. They were so popular that Yam was known as “The Silver Sceen Lover.” Both did not married, and instead lived with each other for most of their lives. When Yam died in 1991, Pak arranged her funeral and wrote a banner saying “I would die a hundred times in bringing you back to me.” In this video, their film, The Emperor Lee and their own real-life story are woven together to create a mosaic to tell the tale of dying a hundred times and forever, reality and illusion, past and present, parted and together.