Mabel Cheung

Mabel Cheung (Chinese: 張婉婷, born 17 November 1950) is a film director from Hong Kong. She is one of the leading directors in Hong Kong cinema. Elected "Freshman's Queen" when she was studying undergrad at the University of Hong Kong, she was also an avid sportswoman representing Lady Ho Tung Hall and HKU. Cheung is known for working with the migration issues of Hongkongers and overseas Chinese, especially before the 1997 handover of Hong Kong.

Mabel Cheung
Born
張婉婷
Zhang Wanting

(1950-11-17) 17 November 1950
Alma mater
Awards
Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Director
1986 Illegal Immigrant

Golden Horse AwardsBest Film
1988 Painted Faces
Best Original Screenplay
1988 Painted Faces

Her films include the "migration trilogy": Illegal Immigrant (1985), An Autumn's Tale (1987) and Eight Taels of Gold (1989). The Soong Sisters (1997) marks another peak of her filming career. All four films were made in collaboration with writer Alex Law.

Filmography

Year Title Notes
2017The Chinese Widow
US Title called
In Harm’s Way(2017 Film)
2015A Tale of Three Cities
2010Echoes of the Rainbow
歲月神偷
2003Traces of a Dragon: Jackie Chan & His Lost Family
龍的深處-失落的拼圖
Nominated - Golden Horse Awards for Best Documentary
2001Beijing Rocks
北京樂與路
1998City of Glass
玻璃之城
Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
1997The Soong Sisters
宋家皇朝
Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film
Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
1992Now You See Love, Now You Don't
我愛扭紋柴
1991The Banquet
豪門夜宴
Twin Dragons
雙龍會
1989Eight Taels of Gold
八兩金
Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
1988Painted Faces
七小福
Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
1987An Autumn's Tale
秋天的童話
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film
Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
1985Illegal Immigrant
非法移民
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Special Jury Award (Asia-Pacific Film Festival)

See also

  • List of graduates of University of Hong Kong

References

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