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Filmasia and Cinergy invite you to a Master Class with the acclaimed Hong Kong director Ann Hui, which will take place on December 8th. Ann Hui is known for her sensitive cinema that addresses numerous social issues and transcends genres.

6pm | Screening of Boat People, tickets:

8.30pm | Master Class with Ann Hui, tickets:

Screening + Master Class at a reduced price:


The Friday program opens with a screening of Boat People (1982). The screening will be followed by a Master Class with the director, which will consist of a discussion and questions from the audience. The main topic of the Master Class is the art of film directing. Various films and topics by Ann Hui will be discussed. The Master Class will be moderated by Jiří Flígl.

Tickets for the screening of Boat People (1982) and the Master Class with Ann Hui can be purchased individually or as a package at a reduced price. The Master Class will be held in English without translation.

Ann Hui is one of the most important directors of Hong Kong cinema. In the 1970s, she gained experience in television, which she later turned into more than thirty feature films. In them, she opens universally understandable themes that resonate not only in Hong Kong society. Her films have been shown at renowned festivals in Berlin, Venice, and Cannes.

In Story of Woo Viet (1981) and Boat People (1982), she explored the identity of post-war Vietnam and the treatment of refugees. In many ways, both films reflect similar themes in Hong Kong. In her briliant Summer Snow (1995), Hui explored the difficulties of coping with Alzheimer’s disease, while The Stunt Woman (1996) with Michelle Yeoh reflected the hardships of women in the Hong Kong film industry and society. People were always at the center of her films. Ann Hui has left an unforgettable imprint in world cinema with her work and remains an outstanding personality to this day.

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