*My Young Auntie*. 1980. Hong Kong. Directed by Lau Kar-Leung. © Licensed by Celestial Pictures Limited. All rights reserved

My Young Auntie. 1981. Hong Kong. Directed by Lau Kar-leung. With Kara Wai, Lau Kar-leung, Hsiao Hou. DCP. In Cantonese; English subtitles. 115 min.

Lau Kar-leung’s favorite female kung fu star, Kara Wai, stars as Dai Nan, a young widow from a small village who has arrived in cosmopolitan Guangzhou to safeguard her deceased husband’s estate. With no shortage of humor, Dai Nan meets Jing Chuen (Lau Kar-leung), her nephew-in-law at least twice her age. Charged with protecting his young auntie, Jing Chuen soon learns she is in fact an accomplished kung fu fighter. Joined by Jing Chuen’s son Ah Tao (Hsiao Hou), a Hong Kong–educated/English-speaking modern young man, they form an unusual and sometimes comical alliance to fight an evil uncle who schemes to steal the family fortune.

  1. Thursday, July 12,
    4:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Saturday, July 7,
    4:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
This film accompanies The Grandmaster: Lau Kar-leung.