Born in China in 1947, she moved to Hong Kong in her youth. After graduating in English and Comparative Literature from Hong Kong University, she spent two years at the London Film School. Returned to Hong Kong, she worked as an assistant to director King Hu before joining TVB to direct drama series and short documentaries. In the late ‘70s she started the Hong Kong New Wave movement with other prominent filmmakers. Among the many New Wave directors, her style is known as varied and flexible, searching constantly the experiment with new genres. She directed 23 feature films of all genres and won various prizes worldwide. She is currently the head of Hong Kong Directors’ Association.
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.