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Masterclass with Ann Hui at the 77th Venice International Film Festival
- Its always my conviction that young filmmakers do not actively need old filmmakers help, because the society in which they are living in, their surroundings and their knowledge is completely different. I mean there’s a whole set of different rules which they know better than we do, but if we use our experience to tell them what to do I think it hinders more than it helps. Not unless the old director who’s out to help is also a very good teacher that is saying to the student what he needs to know instead of just telling the student his experience. And being a teacher, I think I’ve been one myself and I know that I’m not good enough, because to be a great teacher is more difficult than to be a great filmmaker.
Interview at the 31st Singapore International Film Festival
Virtual interview with Ann Hui and Man Lim Chung moderated by Tan Pin Pin and interpreted by Sylvia Wong
- I’m not conscious, what I’m really trying to do when I shoot a movie. I was just looking at it as more or less like a toy, something which I like to play with and try to impress people. I think that is actually something not so bad. I mean like doing it for the fun of it, instead of doing it as a real sacred job. I think it should be both. (as a comparison of her artistic filmmaking ethos in relation to the Hong Kong New Wave and the Taiwanese New Wave)