Michael Hui received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 40th Hong Kong Film Awards and the Award for Outstanding Contribution in Arts at the 15th Hong Kong Arts Development Awards. Hui was also featured as the “Filmmaker in Focus” at the 44th Hong Kong International Film Festival. Although the South China Morning Post (2022),1 Art and Piece (2022),2 Michael Hui, Filmmaker in Focus (2020),3 Karen Fang (2018),4 and Tim Youngs (2011)5 have also published interviews with Hui, they were more interested in the biographical and the industrial aspects of Hui’s career. This interview focuses on Hui’s insights into comedy’s versatility and how it consoles people in a time of gloom.
I am grateful to Michael Hui, Hui See-Wai, and Sam Ho for their help in enabling this interview to be conducted.
© 2022 Oriental Institute (CAS), Prague.
- Michael Hui
- nature of comedy
- uses of comedy