Hui, Rita Nga-shu

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Rita Hui
Rita Hui

Rita Hui studied at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA)’s Department of Film and Television. Her video work has won numerous awards at the IFVA Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video Awards, and includes such shorts as Ah Ming (1996), She Makes Me Wanna to Die (1997), Invisible City (Wall) (1998), and Alice in the Wonderland (1999). She has also worked on various video art installation projects throughout the 2000s. These include Chionanthus Retusus (2001), IdoLetHerMyHeadHave (2004), Red Riding Hood (2005), and RED (2006). Hui made her feature film debut at the end of the decade with Dead Slowly (2009), a gory and sexually explicit metaphysical thriller involving adultery and murder that starred Joman Chiang and screened at the Pusan International Film Festival. Her latest feature film is Keening Woman (2013), about a young woman who finds her consciousness undergoing some sort of spiritual journey, after she begins to lose her sense of self at a farewell ceremony for a recently departed family friend. The film recently screened at the 2013 Hong Kong Independent Film Festival. Aside from her filmmaking endeavors, Hui also teaches at the City University Hong Kong’s School of Creative Media.

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Feature Films:

Role Title (English) Title (Chinese) Year
Director Pseudo Secular 風景 2016
Director New Age N/A 2015
Keening Woman (Trailer) 哭喪女 2013
Producer Big Blue Lake (Trailer) 大藍湖 2011
Producer To Be Continued (Trailer) 那年春夏之後 2010
Co-editor with Haze Tsui
Dead Slowly (Trailer) 慢性中毒 2009


Role Title (English) Title (Chinese) Year
Director Elegy 哀溺文 2014
Director Lau Feng Shan 羅酆山 2012
Collaboration with Yao Chung-han Two Cases N/A 2011
Director Rabbit Travelogue:Prologue N/A 2010
Director Wave 2010
Director New Age In Blue 在藍 2010
Director RED 2006
Director Red Ridding Hood 女子狼 2005
Director IdoLetHerMyHeadHave 我遊 2004
Director Chionauthus Retusus 說謊記 2001
Director Alice in Wonderland 愛麗斯在美好世界 1999
Director She Makes Me Wanna Die 如果天使不死 1998
Director Invisible City (Wall) 看不見的城(牆) 1998
Director Subway 隧道 1997
Director Ah Ming 阿明 1996

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Pseudo Secular (2016)

SCMP – Hong Kong, city we no longer know, the theme of crowdfunded film by Rita Hui

Still-loud (film blog) – Pseudo-Secular: The zeitgeist film of Hong Kong’s protest movements

Xiao Hua Web (film blog) –Movie Review: Pseudo Secular 

Keening Woman (2013):

電影森林 (In Chinese) – 許雅舒作品《哭喪女》深圳灣藝穗節被禁播
香港獨立電影節(In Chinese) – 《哭喪女》︰彷如一場自我修行
香港電影評論學會 (In Chinese) – 吸引力電影的回歸:《哭喪女》的中國藝術美學的面向
南方電影論壇 (In Chinese) – 城市就是我的影像實驗室─淺論許雅舒獨立影像作品

Dead Slowly (2009):

City University of Hong Kong – HK Director Makes History at Korean Film Festival
The Hollywood Reporter – Dead Slowly — Film Review
SCMP – Rita Hui
文匯報 (in Chinese) – 《新浪潮慢性中毒》:點解唔可以咁做?
講。鏟。片 (In Chinese) – 《慢性中毒》:自我主導的實驗電影

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Staff profile of Rita Hui –
Facebook Page of Keening Woman –