“I want my films to bring hope to spectators”: An interview with Michael Hui

Jessica Siu-Yin YEUNG*

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-574
Number of pages10
JournalArchiv Orientalni
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2022
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

I am grateful to Michael Hui, Hui See-Wai, and Sam Ho for their help in enabling this interview to be conducted.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 Oriental Institute (CAS), Prague.


  • consolation
  • gloom
  • hope
  • Michael Hui
  • nature of comedy
  • uses of comedy


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