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Hong Kong cinema 'Jane Bond' festival in Queensland, Australia this week

28-Jul-2010 • Event

Event: Bond, JANE Bond: Hong Kong Action Women of the 1960s
Location: Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
Dates: 23rd July – 1st August, 2010

A uniquely Hong Kong film genre, the Jane Bond films are a delicious blend of spy flicks, jewel-thief films, martial arts movies, youth films, detective pictures and comic books. Emerging in the late 1960s and highly popular, they feature young women in adventures full of cartoon-style action, intrigue and men-kicking fights. The genre drew on precedents in Shanghai cinema of the 1940s, while also demonstrating the influence of the ‘007’ craze on Hong Kong popular culture, as well as famous heist films such as Rififi (1955).

They're being celebrated in an exhibition in the eastern Australian state of Queensland this week.

Click here for full the full program of events.

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