Ann Hui doesn't think new filmmakers need her help

Heidi Hsia
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9 Nov – While a lot of filmmakers have no qualms about helping newcomers by working with them or producing their work, Ann Hui recently stated that she has no intention to do the same.

As reported on Mingpao, the Hong Kong director, who spoke to the media at the Global University Film Awards 2020, stated that while she thinks a lot of student films are very creative, she doesn't think that her presence will help with anything.

"My job is not to nurture new people, but I will definitely use an encouraging attitude. If they ask me, I will definitely share my knowledge, but I would not treat it like a job or a social work. It is their own battlefield. Each and every director will have to face it," she said.

Ann added that she is afraid that she would not be able to uplift anyone by working with new filmmakers but instead will drag them further down.

"If they do need help, we can have exchanges," she added.

On the other hand, the "Love After Love" director stated that she has some plans for new movies, but that she couldn't find anybody to invest due to the pandemic.

"I don't know if the film industry will be able to return to the way it was before," she added.

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