Date and Time: Saturday 1st May 13:00 BST | Format: Live on Zoom | Register here.
Part of a curated section, “Hong Kong, Reimagined”.
Keep Rolling Introduction
In 2020, Ann Hui was presented the Golden Lions 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.
A graduate of London Film School and one of Hong Kong’s most influential filmmakers, Ann 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.
About Man Lim Chung
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.
This Q&A event will be chaired by Dr Hiu Man Chan, Founder & Director of UK-China Film Collab.
The Q&A session will be held over Zoom, please register here to secure your place at the session.