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Ann Huis Song of the Exile
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Ann Huis Song of the Exile

Audrey Yue

Abstract

The pioneering independent filmmaker Ann On-wah Hui has drawn much acclaim for her sensitive portrayals of numerous Hong Kong tragedies and marginalized populations. In a career spanning three decades, Hui has been director, producer, writer, and actress for more than thirty films. This work analyzes a 1990 film considered by many to be one of Hui's most haunting and poignant works, Song of the Exile. The semi-autobiographical film depicts a daughter's coming to terms with her mother's Japanese identity. Themes of cross-cultural alienation, divided loyalties, and generational reconciliation re ... More

Keywords: Ann On-wah Hui, Hong Kong tragedies, marginalized populations, Song of the Exile, Japanese identity, 1997 Handover

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789888028757
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028757.001.0001

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Audrey Yue, author

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