Ann Hui

Ann Hui

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1947-05-23 (74 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Anshan, Liaoning, China

56 Movies · 1 TV show

Also Known As: 许鞍华 · Anne Hui · Ann Hui On-wah

Biography

Ann Hui On-wah, (traditional Chinese: 許鞍華; simplified Chinese: 许鞍华; pinyin: Xǔ Ānhuá; Hepburn: Kyo Anka; born 23 May 1947) is a Hong Kong film director, producer, screenwriter and actress who is one of the most critically acclaimed Hong Kong New Wave filmmakers. She is known for her films about social issues in Hong Kong. Her film works cover different categories, including: literary adaptation, martial arts masterpieces, semi-autobiographical works, female issues, social phenomena, political changes, and also thrillers. She served as the president of the Hong Kong Film Director's Guild from 2004 to 2006.Hui has won numerous awards for her films. She won Golden Horse Awards (GHA) for Best Director three times (1999, 2011, 2014); Best Film at the Asia Pacific Film Festival; and Best Director at the Hong Kong Film Awards six times (1983, 1996, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018). Only two films have achieved a Grand Slam (winning best picture, best director, best screenplay, best actor, and best actress) at the Hong Kong Film Awards; they are Summer Snow and A Simple Life, both of which were directed by Ann Hui. She was honored for her lifetime accomplishments at the 2012 Asian Film Awards. In 2017, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) invited Hui to become a member.

Early Life

On 23 May 1947, Hui was born in Anshan, Liaoning Province, Manchuria. Hui's mother was Japanese and her father was Chinese. In 1952, Hui moved to Macau, then Hong Kong at the age of five. Hui attended St. Paul's Convent School.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie
Keep Rolling

Keep Rolling

2021
One of Hong Kong's most influential filmmakers, Ann Hui, becomes a "star" for the first time. A progenitor of the New Wave, Hui's tumultuous, forty-year career is an unequivocal testimony to her unyie...

2020.

2 Movies
Love After Love

Love After Love

2020
The film tells the story of a young girl who travels from Shanghai to Hong Kong in pursuit of education, but ends up working for her aunt who is having sex with rich and powerful men.
Septet: The Story of Hong Kong

Septet: The Story of Hong Kong

2020
The film explores the history of Hong Kong from the 1940s to the present day.

2019.

1 Movie
No.7 Cherry Lane

No.7 Cherry Lane

2019
Set in Hong Kong in 1967 — a time of complex politics when it was still a British colony — No. 7 Cherry Lane revolves around a love triangle between a university student, a single mother and her teena...

2017.

1 Movie
Our Time Will Come

Our Time Will Come

2017
In Hong Kong, a school teacher and her would-be-fiancé link up with Chinese guerrilla fighters to forge their own path to freedom.

2014.

2 Movies
The Golden Era

The Golden Era

2014
The story of Xiao Hong is told through her memories of her love affair, her literary influence and her escape from China during World War II.

2012.

1 Movie
Beautiful 2012

Beautiful 2012

2012
A package of shorts by four leading East Asian directors: Ann Hui on a male-to-female sex change, Kim Tae-yong on an emotional imposture, Gu Changwei on pregnancy in China and the city of Hong Kong.

2011.

1 Movie
A Simple Life

A Simple Life

2011
A middle-aged man and an elderly woman have been the family's helpers for sixty years.

2010.

2 Movies
All About Love

All About Love

6
2010
Macy andAnita are back together after being separated for a long time. They fell in love again after they shared the circumstances that led to their pregnancies. However, to add to the trouble caused ...
Echoes of the Rainbow

Echoes of the Rainbow

6
2010
The story is told through the eyes of an eight-year-old boy named Big Ears. An outstanding athlete with grades worthy of Hong Kong's best school, Big Ears' older brother is a dream son for every famil...

2009.

1 Movie
Night and Fog

Night and Fog

6
2009
Night and Fog begins at the end of the story with a man murdering his wife and the film goes on to investigate how things could have gotten this far and what kind of man was able to kill his family.

2008.

1 Movie
The Way We Are

The Way We Are

2008
The Way We Are is a respectful, unglamorous, and serenely charming portrait of regular people and a Hong Kong town that normally gets a bad rap. It may put you to sleep, but the visit and Ann Hui's qu...

2007.

2 Movies
The Postmodern Life of My Aunt

The Postmodern Life of My Aunt

2007
In her late fifties, a single-living woman in her hometown struggles to maintain a dignified life.
Simply Actors

Simply Actors

2007
When undercover cops die in the line of duty because of poor acting, Hong Kong's Finest are sent to acting school.

2003.

1 Movie
Goddess of Mercy

Goddess of Mercy

2003
After falling in love with the cleaning woman who works at the taekwando gym, he learns she's an undercover cop. A raid she led resulted in the death of one of the parents of a drug smuggler, who had ...

2002.

3 Movies
Visible Secret 2

Visible Secret 2

2002
The newlyweds Jack and Ching move into a new apartment. Jack gets smacked by a car and goes into a coma, but a miraculous recovery occurs. Jack begins having visions of death around the house and he f...
July Rhapsody

July Rhapsody

2002
Lam Yiu Kwok, a Hong Kong secondary school teacher is facing a mid-life crisis. While he has only his pride and Chinese poetry to fall back on, his peers are successful businessmen and professionals w...
Fighting to Survive

Fighting to Survive

2002
Anthony Wong is in a comedy.

2001.

4 Movies
The Making of 'Youling renjian - Visible Secret'

The Making of 'Youling renjian - Visible Secret'

2001
There was a documentary in 2001.
Merry-Go-Round

Merry-Go-Round

2001
A father is on a summer holiday. The noodle bar will be open for 2 months on a lease. He has high expectations for his business. The two of them fall in love with Carlily. A new friend of Little Kuk-k...
Peony Pavilion

Peony Pavilion

2001
The story takes place in a beautiful pavilion. Jade is a famous courtesan. She has a relationship with a female cousin of the family and is being watched by her butler. When she meets the charismatic ...
Visible Secret

Visible Secret

2001
The latest movie of Ann Hui combines elements of horror films with other comical aspects to offer an intriguing and terrifying work of great visual strength.

2000.

2 Movies
Women's Private Parts

Women's Private Parts

2000
Barbara Wong interviews HK women (of all ages (even 4 year olds), all walks of life, all sexual preferences, singles, wives, mistresses, prostitutes) with an all women crew and gets some wild and fran...
Jiang Hu: The Triad Zone

Jiang Hu: The Triad Zone

2000
It doesn't bring Jim Yam much satisfaction that he has ascended nearly to the top of power in the underworld. He finds himself more and more soldiering on as he watches his peers die. It is sad to com...

1999.

1 Movie
Ordinary Heroes

Ordinary Heroes

1999
Ordinary Heroes tells the life stories of an advocate, prostitutes, a social worker, and a priest. The film is based on true stories.

1998.

1 Movie
A Little Life-Opera

A Little Life-Opera

1998
The story of a part-time opera troupe in China.

1997.

4 Movies
Eighteen Springs

Eighteen Springs

1997
The story of romance and fate is based on a novel by Eileen Chang. Manjing, a young woman from a once-well-off family, works in a factory where she meets Shujun, the son of wealthy merchants. They are...
The Opium War

The Opium War

1997
The story of the Opium War between China, in the waning days of the Qing Dynasty, and the British Empire, in the 1830s, and the subsequent takeover of Hong Kong by Britain; through the eyes of the key...
As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

1997
1997 documentary, part of the Taiwan-produced series "Personal Memoir of Hong Kong", is both a self-portrait and a depiction of Hong Kong during the 40 years preceding the handover by the United Kingd...
The River

The River

1997
A young man develops a severe neck pain after swimming in a polluted river and his parents are unable to provide any relief for him or themselves.

1996.

2 Movies
The Stunt Woman

The Stunt Woman

1996
Ah Kam joined the action director's team of regulars a few years ago.
Black Mask

Black Mask

6
1996
Chui Chik tries to lead a quiet life as a librarian. However, he is really a former test subject for a highly secretive supersoldier project and the instructor of a special commando unit dubbed "701."...

1995.

2 Movies
The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

1995
Obstetrician Joey Fong helps childless couple Shiu and Lan kidnap a child and then decides she wants to have a baby with a news reporter husband.
Summer Snow

Summer Snow

6
1995
The Suns are a typical Hong Kong family: May works for a trading company, her husband works as a civil servant, and their teenage son is still at school. One day, Bing's mother dies of a stroke, leavi...

1994.

1 Movie
The Day the Sun Turned Cold

The Day the Sun Turned Cold

1994
Guan Jian wants to report the murder of his father who died 10 years ago. The alleged murderer whom Guan Jian accuses of the crime is his own mother.

1993.

2 Movies
Boy and His Hero

Boy and His Hero

1993
The film was released in 1993
The Legend

The Legend

2
1993
The Red Lotus Flower Society is committed to overthrowing the Manchu Emperor. A governor is sent to retrieve a list of members of a secret society. Fong Sai-Yuk fell in love with the daughter of a ric...

1992.

1 Movie
Twin Dragons

Twin Dragons

3.5
1992
Twins, separated at birth, end up as a Hong Kong mobster and a New York concert pianist. The two people get mistaken for each other when the pianist is in Hong Kong.

1991.

2 Movies
Zodiac Killers

Zodiac Killers

1991
While studying in Japan, Ben Lee became friends with Chang Chih. Chih would ask where Ben's childhood sweetheart was when he saw a Chinese person. He wants to become a brother in-law of the leader of ...
My American Grandson

My American Grandson

1991
A 12-year-old boy from America experiences the clash of cultures and the generation gap when he visits his grandfather in Shanghai.

1990.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Song of the Exile

Song of the Exile

1990
The story is about a Chinese-Japanese student who returns to her native Hong Kong after graduating from a university. She and her family fight because of cultural and societal conflicts between her mo...
Swordsman

Swordsman

5.57
1990
When a scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from the Emperor, an army detachment is sent to recover it. The novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer was written by Jinyong.

1988.

2 Movies
Calling the Shots

Calling the Shots

1988
Documentary about women in the film industry. Interviews with directors, producers, writers, and actors include Karen Arthur, Lizzie Borden, Joyce Chopra, Martha Coolidge, Donna Deitch, Ann Hui, Euzh...
Starry Is the Night

Starry Is the Night

1988
A single 40 year old woman and a social worker start a relationship with a teen-ager, she remembers her relationship with her professor when she was younger.

1987.

2 Movies
Princess Fragrance

Princess Fragrance

1987
Princess Fragrance is a 1987 Hong Kong film based on Louis Cha's novel The Book and the Sword. The film is a sequel to The Romance of Book and Sword, which was released earlier in the same month and w...
The Romance of Book and Sword

The Romance of Book and Sword

1987
The story is based on the popular novel developed from folk legend. It goes that the Manchurian emperor Qianlong of China (circa 18th Century) was actually the son of a Han Chinese, the subject ethnic...

1984.

1 Movie
Love in a Fallen City

Love in a Fallen City

1984
Pai is a young woman who has been ostracized by her family for divorcing her rich husband in Love in a Fallen City. Mrs is a match-maker. The Hsu's brought Pai to Hong Kong in order to introduce her t...

1983.

2 Movies
Film as a Way of Life: Hong Kong Cinema

Film as a Way of Life: Hong Kong Cinema

1983
The early 1980s Hong Kong filmmaking community is examined. Tony Rayns interviews some of the new generation of filmmakers.
Winners & Sinners

Winners & Sinners

5.52
1983
Five friends are released from prison and are trying to stay out of trouble. They are caught up in a war between rival gangs that are fighting for control of the counterfeit currency market.

1982.

1 Movie
Boat People

Boat People

1982
A Japanese photographer revisits Vietnam after the Liberation and learns harsh truths about its regime.

1981.

2 Movies
The Story of Woo Viet

The Story of Woo Viet

1981
He wants to start a new life in the United States. He needs to get to Hong Kong before he meets a beautiful woman. Many of their countrymen are disappearing when Wu and his new love end up in a refuge...
Love Massacre

Love Massacre

1981
After his sister's suicide, the boyfriend of a young co-ed turned into a stalker.

1980.

1 Movie
The Spooky Bunch

The Spooky Bunch

1980
A Cantonese opera company is attacked by an army of ghosts due to a feud between the dead grandfathers of one of the company's actresses and a young man.

1979.

1 Movie
The Secret

The Secret

1979
A real murder case which was complicated by the ménage à trois relationship the victim had with the main suspects. As different witnesses narrated their conflicting stories, the case seemed set to lea...

1978.

1 Movie
The Boy from Vietnam

The Boy from Vietnam

1978
The three young people who came to Hong Kong from Vietnam (Zeng Quansheng, Li Guosong and You Qingfeng) have different choices for life. Some people are selling their own body and quick money, hoping ...
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