[Film Screening and Q&A with Director] Keep Rolling

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Co-sponsors: UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, UCLA Asia Pacific Center, Pomona Asian Studies, UCI Center for Asian Studies, UCD East Asian Studies, UCSD International Institute

This 24-hour online screening is free and accessible worldwide. After registration, participants will receive an email with links to both the screening and Q&A with
director Man Lim Chung.
Virtual Screening of Keep Rolling 好好拍電影

[Pacific Time, US & Canada] Sept 30, 2022 12PM to Oct 1, 2022 12PM

[Hong Kong Time] Oct 1, 2022 3AM to Oct 2, 2022 3AM

Q&A with Director Man Lim Chung
Guest Host - Katherine Chu @
Hong Kong On Screen

[Pacific Time] Oct 1, 2022 12PM

[London Time] Oct 1, 2022 8PM

Format: Online Event on Zoom


About the Film

On a buzzing red carpet, a 70-year-old short-haired woman strides towards the stage with confidence. Behind the red carpet, it’s a muddy path that leads to a movie studio in New Territories, Hong Kong. To her, glory and hardship are nothing more than just different paths that lead to the world of cinema. Born in Northeastern China, raised in Macau and educated in Hong Kong, Ann Hui stays true to her cultural heritage as a Chinese, yet she has always been fascinated by Western literature and therefore decided to further her studies in London. Eventually, she found movies. Through movies, she becomes fully immersed into the ‘East-meets-West’ culture and lifestyle of Hong Kong; She reconciles with her distant mother; And she gets to explore the cultural and social identity of her and the city she calls home. Movies also found her. Having learned from veteran auteur King Hu, her directorial debut became part of the impetus behind Hong Kong’s New Wave as she explores marginalized characters in her movies. 40 years have passed, Ann Hui experienced numerous ups and downs in her career, but the turn of the tide has never threatened her dedication and integrity towards movies. Her works embody her humanistic concerns and deep interests for the people of Hong Kong.
On the lonely journey of discovery, her life is now full because of movies.

Awards and Festivals

★ Hong Kong Film Awards 2022

  • Nominee: Best Director

  • Nominee: Best New Director

★ Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards 2021

  • Special Mention: Films of Merit

★ Golden Horse Film Festival 2020

★ Hong Kong International Film Festival 2020

★ International Film Festival Rotterdam 2021

★ Udine Far East Film Festival 2021

★ Vancouver International Film Festival 2021


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Man Lim Chung 文念中


Man entered the filming industry after graduating from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – School of Design in 1991. During his early years in his career, he assisted the most acclaimed art directors in Hong Kong such as Mr. Tony Au and Mr. William Chang on many Hong Kong Blockbusters. He was awarded his first Hong Kong Film Award in 1999 for his art direction in Tempting Heart and began his career as one of Hong Kong’s most notable
art directors. From 2002 onwards, he has been working with Director Ann Hui and has worked as her films’ art director for July Rhapsody, The Golden Era and
Our Time Will Come.


“Man Lim-Chung’s directorial debut presents his audience with an in compassing love letter to a veteran filmmaker who has been highly influential to the Hong Kong film industry. Wisely we do not just focus on her career, and we start off at the very beginning of her life as we listen to her family discuss how young Ann Hui was. From here, we see a direct connection between her personal life and her films. ”

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