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Archive - 8th Five Flavours Film Festival

The Golden Era

Huang jin shi dai
China, Hong Kong 2014, 177’
subtitles: Polish and English
director: Ann Hui
screenplay: Li Qiang
cinematography: Wang Yu
editing: Manda Wai
music: Eli Marshall
cast: Tang Wei, Feng Shaofeng, Wang Zhiwen, Zhu Yawen, Huang Xuan, Hao Lei, Yuan Quan
producer: Qin Hong
language: Mandarin
colouration: colour

Awards and festivals

Kandydat Hongkongu do Oscara w kategorii filmów nieanglojęzycznych / Hong Kong Oscar entry

Film description

When she came to this world, Xiao Hong was very fortunate, yet, at the same time, very unlucky: she was born with incredible literary talent, but she was also a woman living in the 20s and 30s of XX century, during the 2nd Chinese Civil War. The family arranged her marriage, her husband left her pregnant. But Xiao Hong flourished in spite of that: she kept writing and found a soul mate, writer Xiao Jun. Ann Hui's latest film is a biography of the artist who, despite political expectations, writes about her inner world, automatically becoming a marginal author. It is also a colorful historical and social fresco, with Hung and other contemporary Chinese literary figures as protagonists. 

Ola Salwa

Ann Hui

Born in 1947, in Manchuria, China. Graduate of the University of Hong Kong and London Film School. Director, screenwriter, actress. One of the leading filmmakers of the Hong Kong New Wave. Praised for works taking up controversial social issues, such as her Vietnam Trilogy.

Selected filmography:

1982 Tau ban no hoi / Boat People
1990 Ke tu qui hen / Song of the Exile
1995 Nu ren si shi / Summer Show
1999 Qian yan wan yu / Ordinary Heroes
2003 Yu guanyin / Jade Goddess of Mercy

2011 Proste życie / Tao jie / A Simple Life

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