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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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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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 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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