Ann Hui

Ann Hui

Still: Night & Fog
With a career spanning five decades, Ann HUI (1947, China) is considered one of the most renowned filmmakers from Hong Kong. She studied English and Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong before studying at the London Film School for two years. Like many other Hong Kong filmmakers, she worked for Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts Limited on several drama series and short documentaries. Since 1979, she has made many features, most of them notable for female perspectives, showing the daily life of women in Hong Kong. She was awarded Best Director no less than five times at the Hong Kong Film Awards, something no other filmmaker has ever achieved. Ordinary Heroes (1990) won two Best Film Awards and was also the title of a special programme at IFFR 2020, dedicated to Hong Kong’s rich cinematic history and recent political turmoil (Ordinary Heroes: Made in Hong Kong).

Filmography

Si ji san ha (1972, TV series), Fung gip/The Secret (1979), Zhuang dao zheng/The Spooky Bunch (1980), Woo Yuet dik goo si/The Story of Woo Viet (1981), Tau ban no hoi/Boat People (1982), Qing cheng zhi lian/Love in a Fallen City (1984), Shun jian en chou lu/The Romance of Book and Sword (1987), Xiang xiang gong zhu/Princess Fragrance (1987), Jin ye xing guang can lan/Starry is the Night (1988), Ke tu qiu hen/Song of the Exile (1990), Jidao zhui zhong/Zodiac Killer (1991), Shanghai jiaqi/My American Grandson (1991), Shao nian yu ying xiong/Boy and His Hero (1993), Nu ren si shi/Summer Snow (1995), A Jin de gu shi/The Stunt Woman (1997), Qu ri ku duo/Personal Memoir of Hong Kong: As Time Goes By (1997, doc, co-dir), Ban sheng yuan/Eighteen Springs (1997), Qian yan wan yu/Ordinary Heroes (1999), You ling ren jian/Visible Secret (2001), Nam yan sei sap/July Rhapsody (2002), Yu guanyin/Goddess of Mercy (2003), Yi ma de hou xian dai sheng huo/The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (2006), Tin shui wai dik yat yu ye/The Way We Are (2008), Tin shui wai dik ye yu mo/Night and Fog (2009), Duk haan chau faan/All About Love (2010), Tou ze/A Simple Life (2011), Beautiful (2012, omnibusfilm), Huang jin shi dai/The Golden Era (2014), Ming yue ji shi you/Our Time Will Come (2017), Love After Love (2020), Baat Bou Bun/Septet: The Story of Hong Kong (2020, omnibus film)

More info: Wikipedia, Ann Hui

Ann Hui op IFFR