“I wish my films would bring hopes to the spectators”

An interview with Michael Hui

  • Jessica Siu-yin Yeung SOAS University of London
Keywords: Michael Hui, consolation, hope, nature of comedy, uses of comedy, gloom


Michael Hui received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 40th Hong Kong Film
Awards and the Award for Outstanding Contribution in Arts at the 15th Hong Kong Arts
Development Awards. Hui was also featured as the “Filmmaker in Focus” at the 44th
Hong Kong International Film Festival. Although the South China Morning Post (2022),
Art and Piece (2022), Michael Hui, Filmmaker in Focus (2020), Karen Fang (2018), and Tim
Youngs (2011) have also published interviews with Hui, they were more interested in
the biographical and the industrial aspects of Hui’s career. This interview focuses on
Hui’s insights into comedy’s versatility and how it consoles people in a time of gloom.


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How to Cite
Yeung, J. S.- yin. (2022). “I wish my films would bring hopes to the spectators”: An interview with Michael Hui. Archiv orientální, 90(3), 565-574. https://doi.org/10.47979/aror.j.90.3.565-574