The women of Hong Kong’s martial arts movies
“I’m very proud, and competitive to a fault. I thought, ‘if a man can do it, so can I’."
“If I could choose again, martial arts would be a hobby, not a career. Once you snap enough tendons because of something, you begin hating it.”
“To be respected and appreciated as an action or martial artist is a privilege.”
“It’s time to revive HK martial arts films, especially with girls.”
“When people look at me, they don’t really see someone who would practice kung fu.”
Looking for more unsung movie heroes?
It’s not all about the Jackie Chans and Wong Kar-wais of the world. We go behind the scenes of the local film industry to shine the spotlight on its less heralded members. This time, award-winning film editor Allen Leung.