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As Time Goes By
Directed by Ann Hui and Vincent Chui • 1987 • Hong Kong
Starring Ann Hui
AS TIME GOES BY is a rarely seen, deeply personal work of nonfiction by Ann Hui, made at the beginning of Hong Kong’s handover from colonial British rule to Mainland China in 1997, a year of unprecedented transformations. In it, Hui discusses her peripatetic childhood, her formative years in school, and her family, and shows how her past and present coalesce to form her uniquely humanist approach to filmmaking. The film was produced by Peggy Chao.