World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Ann Hui


Ann Hui (1947, Anshan, China) is the daughter of a Japanese mother and a Chinese father. In 1952 she first moved to Macau and later on to Hong Kong to study English literature. After a stay in England, to study at the London Film School, she returned to Hong Kong, where she now still resides. She produced several documentaries and fiction work for television and assisted King Hu, a director specialized in martial arts. She made her debut with The secret in 1979. Today she is credited for over twenty features. Her latest film, A simple life with superstar Andy Lau, won her twenty awards so far

Awards & festivals
Best Actor, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Picture & Best Screenplay (Hong Kong Film Awards, China, 2012)
Best Actress & Favorite Actor (Asian Film Awards, China, 2012)
Best Film & Best Actress (Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, China, 2012)
Volpi Cup Best Actress (Venice International Film Festival, Italy, 2011)
Best Actor, Best Actress & Best Director (Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan, 2011)
Sydney Film Festival, Australia, 2012
International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2012
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, 2011

2011 Tao jie (A Simple Life)
2010 All About Love
2009 Night & Fog
2008 The Way We Are
2007 The Postmodern Life of My Aunt
2003 Jade Goddess of Mercy
2001 July Rhapsody Visible Secret
1999 Ordinary Heroes
1997 Eighteen Springs
1996 The Stunt Woman
1995 Summer Snow
1991 Zodiac Killer My American Grandson
1990 Song of the Exile
1988 Starry is the Night
1987 Princess Fragrance: The Romance of Book & Sword
1984 Love in a Fallen City
1982 Boat People
1981 The Story of Woo Viet
1980 The Spooky Bunch
1979 The Secret