Ann Hui wins lifetime achievement award at Venice festival

The 73-year-old director has had a career spanning five decades which officially started in 1979 when she released her debut feature film “The Secret.” The movie quickly elevated her to join the key figures in Hong Kong cinema including Tsui Hark, John Woo and Patrick Tam, among others.

‘Love After Love’ Review: Ann Hui’s Pretty, Empty Melodrama Set in Pre-War Hong Kong

Once more with rather less feeling: after “Love in a Fallen City” and “Eighteen Springs,” acclaimed Hong Kong director Ann Hui returns to the work of celebrated 20th century author Eileen Chang with “Love After Love,” a not-at-all-short adaptation of a Chang short story laboring under the English title “Aloeswood Incense: The First Brazier.” Hui […]

Interview: Venice Golden Lion winner Ann Hui’s passion for realistic stories

Mrs. Liang is leading a shady life, and Ge gradually becomes her aunt’s puppet in her game of luring rich and powerful men. As it happens, Ge becomes genuinely attracted to playboy George Qiao, whose aim is to marry a wealthy girl to maintain his own high-end lifestyle.

What’s The Price Tag On Venice Film Festival’s COVID Sanitary Protocols & Adjustments?

Given how smoothly things have been running this year, with fewer titles and more screenings, I asked Barbera if he thought the festival would maintain these sorts of levels. Should he return next year (his mandate is up after this edition and we’ll know in October if he’s coming back), Barbera said the 55-60 range […]

Hong Kong director describes ‘fantastic struggle’ to make new film

    “I think it’s better for me not to comment too much on the situation itself because this film is invested by Chinese companies and they have allowed us to shoot this movie with immense moral complexity and it has passed censorship with very minor cuts,” Hui said.

Venice Fest closes amid cheers for daring to open amid virus

Face masks were required indoors and out, including throughout screenings. Reservations for the general public and critics alike were required in advance, with theater capacity set at less than half. The public was barred from the red carpet and paparazzi, who would normally chase after stars in rented boats as they arrived on the Lido […]

Cate Blanchett exudes elegance in a puffy white dress and a black blazer as she arrives in style at the Di Yi Lu Xiang premiere at the Venice Film Festival

According to Variety, when the Film Festival unveiled its official selection in late July, the ‘unprecedented inclusion of eight female-directed titles within the 18-film roster was heralded as welcome progress for an event that has come under fire in recent years for scarce representation of female filmmakers.’

Frances McDormand starrer Nomadland wins the Golden Lion at Venice film festival

“Thank you so much for letting us come to your festival in this weird, weird world and way!” McDormand told the masked audience as the Italian marketing team for the film actually accepted the award. “But we’re really glad you let us come! And we’ll see you down the road!”

Chloe Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ Wins Top Prize at Venice Film Fest

“It’s a moment of rebirth for everyone, for the whole world,” said Emma Dante, the Italian director of the in-competition film “The Macaluso Sisters.” “This festival is really an important moment of encounter, of beginning to dream again and be together again, even with the norms and following all the safety protocols.”