19 Facts About Ann Hui


Ann Hui On-wah, is a film director, producer, screenwriter and actress from Hong Kong who is one of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers of the Hong Kong New Wave.

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On 23 May 1947, Ann Hui was born in Anshan, a Chinese iron-mining city in Liaoning Province.

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When she was in college, Ann Hui worked in the student theater troupe performing as an extra, doing busywork and designing posters.

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In 1972, Ann Hui earned a master's in English and comparative literature from the University of Hong Kong.

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Ann Hui wrote her thesis on the works of Alain Robbe-Grillet, a French writer and filmmaker.

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The most recognized episode of Ann Hui's is Boy from Vietnam, which is the start of her Vietnam Trilogy.

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Ann Hui explores the characters' reactions to new environments and their responses to their return home.

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Ann Hui'sbest known works in this category are The Story of Woo Viet and Boat People – the remaining two parts of her Vietnam Trilogy.

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Ann Hui said in an interview that she wants to do more socially conscious projects.

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Ann Hui is known for making controversial films; the interview, in particular, described the horrors of increased crime and unemployment rates in Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong.

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Ann Hui is one of the six veteran Hong Kong filmmakers who directed Johnnie To Kei-Fung's highly anticipated anthology film: Septet: The Story of Hong Kong .

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Ann Hui gave Lau the role and flew him to Hainan before a proper audition or even seeing what he looked like.

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Ann Hui left television in 1979, making her first feature, The Secret, a mystery thriller based on real life murder case and starring Taiwanese star Sylvia Chang.

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Ann Hui experimented with special effects and daring angles; her preoccupation with sensitive political and social issues is a recurrent feature in most of her subsequent films.

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In 2008, Ann Hui directed the highly acclaimed domestic drama, The Way We Are.

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Ann Hui starts with the female perspective, depicting the hearts of women.

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Ann Hui'sfilms are always full of a sense of drama, but they do not make the audience feel hopeless.

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Ann Hui gives more attention and sympathy to such women, and such films permeate her deep thinking on female destiny.

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Ann Hui has appeared mostly in cameo roles in several films:.

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