15 April 2012 6:40 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Hong Kong – Director Ann Hui’s A Simple Life and Tsui Hark’s The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate split the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards with five nods each. Hui’s drama made a clean sweep in the major categories, winning best film, director for Hui, screenplay, actress for Deanie Ip and actor for Andy Lau; while Tsui’s innovation in his 3D martial arts extravaganza paid off in the technical categories. This marked Hui’s fourth best director win at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Her 1995 film, Summer Snow, was the only other film in the awards’ history to have won

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