15 Top Hong Kong Directors 1990-2009

by ttstoner | created - 16 Oct 2010 | updated - 16 Oct 2010 | Public

1. Hark Tsui

Director | Zhì qu weihu shan

Tsui Hark recently became the fourth Chinese film director to join the board of judges for the 57th Cannes Film Festival in the feature films category this year.

An internationally acclaimed visionary director, Hark started making experimental movies with 8mm film when he was only 13. After ...

2. Ann Hui

Director | Nu ren si shi

Born in China in 1947, Ann Hui moved to Hong Kong when whe was still in her youth. After graduating in English and Comparative Litereature from Hong Kong University, whe spent two years at London Film School. Returning to Hong Kong, she worked as an assistant to director King Hu before joining TVB ...

3. Kar-Wai Wong

Writer | Yi dai zong shi

Wong Kar-wai (born 17 July 1956) is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylised, emotionally resonant work, including Ah fei zing zyun (1990), Dung che sai duk (1994), Chung Hing sam lam (1994), Do lok tin si (1995), Chun gwong ...

4. Johnnie To

Producer | Cheung foh

With over thirty directing and producing credits to his name, Johnnie To enjoyed international breakthroughs with Hak se wui (2005), Triad Election (2006) (aka "Triad Election") and Fong juk (2006); those films enjoyed multiple international film festival appearances and were separately sold to ...

5. Ho-Cheung Pang

Writer | Wai dor lei ah yut ho

Pang Ho-cheung was born in Hong Kong. Since an early age, he was diagnosed with a rare condition: an inability to distinguish between left and right. He also had difficulties writing Chinese characters in the correct order. As such, his mother, who studied child psychology, sent him to the hospital...

6. Jeffrey Lau

Writer | Sai yau gei: Yut gwong bou haap

Jeffrey Lau is a writer and director, known for Sai yau gei: Yut gwong bou haap (1995), Sai yau gei: Sin leui kei yun (1995) and Kung Fu Hustle (2004).

7. Tung-Shing Yee

Director | Wang jiao hei ye

Tung-Shing Yee was born on December 28, 1957 in Hong Kong. He is an actor and director, known for Wang jiao hei ye (2004), San suk si gin (2009) and Lie huo zhan che (1995).

8. Vincent Kok

Writer | San kei hap lui

Vincent Kok was born on August 15, 1965 in Hong Kong. He is an actor and writer, known for San kei hap lui (2011), You Shoot, I Shoot (2001) and Dai lap mat tam 008 (1996).

9. Mabel Cheung

Director | Fei fat yi man

After graduating from the University of Hong Kong with a major in English literature and psychology, did graduate work in drama and creative writing at Bristol University in England. Returned to Hong Kong in 1978 to become the chief writer and director at a Hong Kong TV station. In 1981, began ...

10. Peter Ho-Sun Chan

Producer | Ru guo · Ai

Peter Ho-Sun Chan is a Chinese film director, producer and screenwriter. Regarded as one of the most accomplished and successful Hong Kong filmmakers, Chan has directed 18 films, including the critically acclaimed Comrades, Almost a Love Story, Perhaps Love, The Warlords, and American Dreams in ...

11. Leung Chun 'Samson' Chiu

Director | Yüeliang de mimi

Leung Chun 'Samson' Chiu is a director and writer, known for Yüeliang de mimi (2000), Gam gai (2002) and Lo kong ching chuen (2007).

12. John Woo

Producer | Ying hung boon sik

Born in southern China, John Woo grew up in Hong Kong, where he began his film career as an assistant director in 1969, working for Shaw Brothers Studios. He directed his first feature in 1973 and has been a prolific director ever since, working in a wide variety of genres before A Better Tomorrow ...

13. Wilson Yip

Director | Yip Man

Wilson Yip was born as Yip Wai-Shun. He is a director and actor, known for Yip Man (2008), SPL: Sha po lang (2005) and Yip Man 3 (2015).

14. Stephen Chow

Actor | Kung fu

Stephen Chow was the only boy of his family, and has grown up as a Bruce Lee fan and a martial arts addict. His career started on TV, where he presented a children show ( "430 Space Shuttle" (1983)) and started becoming popular. He got some supporting roles, after that, and won the Taiwanese Golden...

15. Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung

Director | Mo gong

Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung was born on September 6, 1959 in Hong Kong. He is a director and actor, known for Battle of the Warriors (2006), Long min (1992) and Fei yue huang hun (1989).