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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

The Story Of Woo Viet

Fortnight 1982, Feature film,


I always feel there are blockages in whatever I do and think because of my bringing in Hong Kong- the sense of drift, cacophony of languages and culture, confusion regarding politics and mother country- many people are like that here. The plight of the boat people is, to my mind, only an extreme form of this sense of loss and frustration. That is why I am intersted in the subject of refugees.
THE STORY OF WOO VIET is conceived as a paper back novel treatment of this subject. No documentary, since I have done that before in TV, nor epic, since that would be too difficult to handle. I hope it will look like an american B-movie visually, but with a message which is very personal. Ann HUI


Ann Hui

Born in China, Ann Hui is Half Chinese and half Japanese. After graduating in English and Comparative Litereature from Hong Kong University, whe spent two years at London Film School. Returning to Hong Kong, she worked as an assistant to director King Hu before joining TVB to direct drama series and short documentaries. In 1977, she produced and directed six films for the ICAC and in 1978, she made three episodes for the RTHK series, Below the Lion Rock. Then she made her debut feature file, The Secret, in 1979.She was a member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1996 and in 2003 at the Venice Film Festival; she was President of the jury at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2006.