Available between April 27 - May 23.
Part of a curated section, “Hong Kong, Reimagined”.
In 2020, Ann Hui BBS MBE was presented the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award by the 77th Venice International Film Festival, alongside actress Tilda Swindon. She is the first Asian female director to receive this prestigious recognition.
Hui is the most influential filmmakers in Hong Kong, who has directed 33 films since the 1970s and receiving over 30 awards internationally. An alumna of London Film School, Hui becomes a “star” for the first time in Man Lim Chung’s directorial debut. A forerunner of the New Wave, Hui’s tumultuous, forty-year career is an unequivocal testimony to her unyielding dedication to filmmaking, and her expedition into the metamorphic city.
This biopic probes into the acclaimed director’s idiosyncratic world, where we witness her rashness and goofiness, as well as her humanistic concerns for the everyday nobodies which make her films so moving.
Interviewees featured in this film include well known directors such as Fruit Chan, Tsui Hark, Hsiao-Hsien Hou and many more.
Festivals & Awards
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2021 Official Selection
The 45th Hong Kong International Festival 2020 Official Selection
Singapore International Film Festival 2020 Official Selection
The 16th Osaka Asian International 2021 Opening Film
The 57th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2021 Official Selection
“This is the first ever documentary about Ann Hui, one of the most influential filmmakers in Hong Kong cinema. You don’t only get to know Hui from a more personal perspective through this heart felt documentary, but you will also learn about the changes in Hong Kong’s film industry throughout the years and a vision for its future. “
UK & Ireland Premiere Original Poster Image: Raul Docasar @ Fast Management
London Film School’s Alumni and Marketing Departments for their kind support and promotion.
Man Lim Chung has been active in the film industry from 1991, after graduating from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design. He is a renowned production designer and art director within the Hong Kong film industry. He started out as an assistant to several notable art directors during the nineties. In 1999, he won his first Hong Kong Film Award, namely Best Art Direction for the film Tempting Heart. In the following years he would collect more awards, including several for Costume and Make Up Design. Man has collaborated frequently with illustrious filmmaker Ann Hui, working as an art director on July Rhapsody (2002), The Golden Era (2014) and Our Time Will Come (2017). Keep Rolling (2020), a documentary on Ann Hui, is his debut as a filmmaker.
Cantonese, Mandarin, English, English Subitltes
Hong Kong SAR of China