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Ann Hui is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Production Design and Costume Design Chinoise born on 23 may 1947 at Anshan (Chine)

Ann Hui

Ann Hui
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Nationality Chine
Birth 23 may 1947 (76 years) at Anshan (Chine)
Awards Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director, Bronze Bauhinia Star, Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Ann Hui On-Wah, MBE (traditional Chinese: 許鞍華; simplified Chinese: 许鞍华; pinyin: Xǔ Ānhuá; Hepburn: Kyo Anka; born 23 May 1947) is a Hong Kong actress, director, producer and occasional screenwriter. She is one of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers amongst the Hong Kong New Wave. She is known for her (at times) controversial films about social issues in Hong Kong.

Hui has won numerous awards for her films, including, Best Director and Best Picture at the Hong Kong Film Awards, and Best Film at the Asia Pacific Film Festival. She was honored for her lifetime accomplishments at the 2012 Asian Film Awards.

Biography

Elle naît le 23 mai 1947 à Anshan en Mandchourie avant d'aller à Macao puis à Hong Kong à l'âge de 5 ans. Elle étudie la langue anglaise et la littérature à l'Université de Hong Kong jusqu'en 1972 où elle reçoit un Master avant d'aller étudier pendant deux ans à la London International Film School. De retour à Hong Kong en 1975, elle entre à TVB et réalise des séries et documentaires en 16 mm, et assiste King Hu à la télévision. Elle réalise notamment Boy From Vietnam en 1978 qui débute sa trilogie sur le Vietnam.

Hui quitte la télévision en 1978 pour réaliser son premier film The Secret, un thriller basé sur une histoire réelle de meurtre, avec la star taïwannaise Sylvia Chang. Le film est immédiatement considéré comme un important succès dans la nouvelle vague hong kongaise. Elle aborde les histoires de fantômes en 1981 avec The Spooky Bunch alors que The Story of Woo Viet continue sa trilogie vietnamienne.

Hui expérimente les angles audacieux et les effets spéciaux, mais on retient surtout sa préoccupation pour les questions sociales et politiques que l'on retrouve dans presque tous ses films. Ainsi Boat People, la dernière partie de sa trilogie vietnamienne est l'un de ses premiers films les plus connus. Il examine la situation des immigrants après la guerre du Viêt Nam.

Au milieu des années 1980, Hui poursuit son œuvre. Elle adapte un roman de Eileen Chang avec Love in a Fallen City en 1984. Elle poursuit les adaptations avec The Romance of Book & Sword (1987) et Princess Fragrance (1987) basés sur The Book and the Sword de Louis Cha.

En 1990, elle réalise un de ses films les plus importants, le semi-autobiographique Song of Exile sur la perte d'identité et la détresse d'une mère exilée et de sa fille confrontées aux différences culturelles. Comme dans le film, la mère de Hui était japonaise.

Après un bref retour à la télévision, Hui revient en 1995 avec Summer Snow sur une femme essayant de s'en sortir entre les problèmes familiaux quotidiens et un beau-père atteint de la maladie d'Alzheimer.

En 1997, elle reprend un autre roman de Eileen Chang avec Eighteen Springs sur des activistes chinois et hong-kongais des années 1970-90, qui est primé aux Golden Horse Awards.

En 2002, elle tourne July Rhapsody puis Goddess of Mercy en 2003 adapté d'un roman du romancier chinois Hai Yan.


Usually with

Yu Lik-wai
Yu Lik-wai
(4 films)
Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
(5 films)
Yonfan
Yonfan
(2 films)
Tsui Hark
Tsui Hark
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ann Hui (43 films)

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Actress

No. 7 Cherry Lane, 2h5
Directed by Yonfan
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Animation, Romance
Actors Sylvia Chang, Teresa Cheung, Jiang Wenli, Daniel Wu, Stephen Fung, Tian Zhuangzhuang
Roles The Pickpocket (voice)
Rating59% 2.984972.984972.984972.984972.98497
Dans le Hong Kong politiquement compliqué des années 60, l'histoire d'un étudiant en littérature plongé dans un triangle amoureux entre la femme à qui il donne des cours particuliers et sa mère.
I Am Somebody, 2h19
Directed by Derek Yee
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Daniel Wu, Stephen Fung, Anita Yuen, Ann Hui, Derek Yee, Alan Mak
Roles Herself
Rating64% 3.2378753.2378753.2378753.2378753.237875
Au centre de la Chine, dans la province du Zhejiang, se trouve Hengdian, le plus grand studio de cinéma du monde. Peng, fraîchement arrivé depuis la province du Dongbei, rêve de devenir acteur. Ils sont des milliers comme lui à devenir des figurants pour le studio et plusieurs racontent leurs vies, leurs rêves et leurs désillusions.
Echoes of the Rainbow
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Romance
Actors Simon Yam, Sandra Ng, Paul Chun, Ann Hui, Lawrence Ah Mon, Joe Cheung
Roles Miss Chan - teacher on the roof
Rating73% 3.6949053.6949053.6949053.6949053.694905
Eight-year-old Law Chun-yi (who goes by the nickname Big Ears) lives with his parents and his sixteen-year-old brother Desmond in a shoe shop on Wing Lee Street in late 1960s Hong Kong. Chun-yi looks up to his brother, who is a champion runner at the local high school, earns top grades, is a talented musician, and is very popular; Chun-yi's parents and teachers often scold him for not being as good as his big brother. Desmond has a girlfriend, Flora, who comes from a wealthy family, and whose family moves away to the United States to escape the "lawless" situation in Hong Kong. Desmond gradually becomes aware of the inequalities in Hong Kong society of that time, both through interactions with a cocky British policeman who extorts money from his father in exchange for letting them keep their shop (and who insists that Desmond will never "make it big" because his English isn't good enough) and through his first time seeing the inside of Flora's family's mansion. Most of this is told through Chun-yi, the film's narrator.
Jiang Hu: The Triad Zone, 1h51
Directed by Dante Lam
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Gangster films
Actors Tony Leung Ka-fai, Sandra Ng, Roy Cheung, Anthony Wong, Eason Chan, Carl Ng
Roles Sister 13
Rating68% 3.439583.439583.439583.439583.43958
News has spread that triad leader Jimmy Yam (Tony Leung Ka-fai) will be assassinated within 24 hours. Yam, who has an exaggerated personality, he would like to use this opportunity to expand his power and influence and sees the true side of people around him, including his wife Sophie (Sandra Ng), counselor Wai (Chan Fai-hung), bodyguard Yue (Roy Cheung), rival Luk See (Robert Siu), triad newcomer Tiger (Samuel Pang), and his sworn brother Jeff (Eric Tsang), a voluntary scapegoat who served in person for Yam, all of whom which have another side which Yam had never known.
Ordinary Heroes, 2h8
Directed by Ann Hui
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama
Actors Lee Kang-sheng, Anthony Wong, Rachel Lee, Tse Kwan-ho, Loletta Lee, Paw Hee-ching
Roles Director in TV ad
Rating70% 3.5273953.5273953.5273953.5273953.527395
The River
The River (1997)
, 1h55
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Lee Kang-sheng, Lu Yi-Ching, Ann Hui, Chen Shiang-chyi, Chen Chao-jung, Yang Kuei-Mei
Roles Film Director
Rating71% 3.592573.592573.592573.592573.59257
Hsiao-Kang (Lee Kang-sheng), a young man in his 20s, is going up an escalator in Taipei when he meets an old girlfriend of his (Chen Shiang-chyi). She convinces him to accompany her to a film shoot that she is working on. While eating lunch, Hsiao-Kang is spotted by the film's director (Ann Hui). The scene that they are currently shooting needs an actor, so Hsiao-Kang agrees to step in. He lies face down in the dirty Tamsui River for a few seconds, pretending to be a dead body.
Somebody Up There Likes Me, 1h54
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Action, Romance, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films
Actors Aaron Kwok, Sammo Hung, Michael Tong, Lawrence Ah Mon, Jun Kunimura, Vincent Kok
Roles Teacher
Rating61% 3.0961753.0961753.0961753.0961753.096175
With encouragement from his girlfriend, Gloria (Carmen Lee), Ken Wong (Aaron Kwok), a rebellious and stubborn youth, decides to focus on the sport of boxing. During a match, Ken accidentally kills Gloria's older brother, Rocky (Michael Tong), and the two break up. Ken is unwilling to give up his boxing career and seeks tuition from boxing master, Black Jack Hung (Sammo Hung). He also manages to reconcile with Gloria, who supports Ken returning to the ring to complete her brother's wish to challenge Yamada Motokazu (Sawada Kenya), the boxing champion of Asia. Due to constantly suffering blows to his head, Ken's is physically traumatized and once able to defeat Yamada, he also collapses.
Summer Snow, 1h41
Directed by Ann Hui
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Roy Chiao, Josephine Siao, Ann Hui, Manfred Wong, Stephen Fung, Tseng Chang
Roles Neighbour
Rating77% 3.879313.879313.879313.879313.87931
Summer Snow tells the story of the relationship between a widower with Alzheimer's disease and his daughter-in-law, May Sun, who is a housewife in her forties trying cope with the upheavals in her family. Her supportive mother-in-law has just died and her husband, who is a driving test examiner, is not giving her the support.
Twin Dragons, 1h40
Directed by Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Action, Martial arts
Themes Films about families, Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Nina Li Chi, Teddy Robin, Philip Chan, Philip Chan
Roles Mrs Ma's Gynaecologist
Rating64% 3.205083.205083.205083.205083.20508
In 1965, a couple (Sylvia Chang and James Wong) are doting on their newborn twin boys. Meanwhile, a dangerous gang leader named Crazy Kung (Kirk Wong) is being transported as a captive in the same hospital. Crazy Kung escapes and attempts to take one of the twins hostage. In the ensuing chaos, the twins are permanently separated. One of them, named Ma Yau, is raised by his parents and grows up to be a concert pianist and conductor. The other, named Wan Ma, is raised by a woman named Tsui (Mabel Cheung), and grows up to be a street racer and martial artist. Neither of them has ever thought that he has a twin brother.
Winners & Sinners, 1h42
Directed by Sammo Hung, Lam Ching Ying, Yuen Biao
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Buddy films
Actors Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Charlie Chin, John Shum, Stanley Fung, Cherie Chung
Roles Maxim's Counter Staff
Rating66% 3.303033.303033.303033.303033.30303
Five prisoners - Teapot (Sammo Hung), Curly (John Sham), Exhaust Pipe (Richard Ng), Vaseline (Charlie Chan), and Rookie (Stanley Fung) meet in their cell to form a friendship. Rookie assumes the leadership of the group, whilst Teapot is bullied by the others (in the later films, Roundhead, played by Eric Tsang, is the group's victim and Hung's character is the leader). Following their release, they team up with Curly's beautiful sister, Shirley (Cherie Chung), and form a company called the Five Stars Cleaning Co. While most of the group attempt to vie for Shirley's affection, Teapot ultimately forms a relationship with her.
Love Massacre, 1h31
Directed by Patrick Tam Kar-ming
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Romance
Actors Charlie Chin, Ann Hui, Deannie Yip
Roles Di Di
Rating65% 3.277223.277223.277223.277223.27722

Director

Our Time Will Come, 2h10
Directed by Ann Hui
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Actors 周迅 (Zhou Xun), Deannie Yip, Masatoshi Nagase, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Guo Tao, Jiang Wenli
Rating63% 3.1923353.1923353.1923353.1923353.192335
Dans les années 40 pendant l'Occupation japonaise de Hong Kong, des mouvements de résistance s'organisent pour lutter.