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Personal Memoir of Hong Kong: As Time Goes By

Director, Script: Ann Hui
Photography: Gavin Liew
Sound: Leung Lek-chi
Producer: Peggy Chiao
Production Company, Source: Taiwan Film Center
TAIWAN / 1997 / Cantonese, Chinese / Color /
35mm / 58 min

Ann Hui

Born in An-Shan, Manchuria in 1947. Moved to Macao at her early age, then to Hong-Kong. Worked as assistant director to director King Hu, then directed many documentaries and fictions for television. Directed her first feature film The Secret in 1979, and quickly recognized as one of the leading director of Hong Kong New Wave. Boat People (1982) received high acclaim at Cannes, and won the best director and best picture prizes in Hong Kong Academy Award. in 1995, Summer Snow won a Silver Bear and Best Actress award for Josephine Shao in Berlin Film Festival.


Director's Statement

What Hong Kong means to me is not the place, but the people. To make this film makes me reflect on the people I know intimately, and of myself - how I have become the person I am. So I grouped some schoolmates together to have a chat about our past...especially our education, our cultural lives. Never have I pondered upon this before, and it has led to some enlightenment even for myself - our limitations and our strengths. I am grateful to have made this documentary.


Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival Organizing Committee