Hong Kong's Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, congratulated renowned Hong Kong film director Ann Hui on 21 July 2020 for receiving the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award at the 77th Venice International Film Festival. She is the first Chinese female film director to be bestowed the honour.
"Ann Hui is a pioneer of Hong Kong and Asian cinemas of our time. The award is in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the film industry. We take pride in her achievement in successfully showcasing to international audiences the top-notch, exquisite and sensational Hong Kong film productions through her unique film language and visual style," Mr Yau said.
The Venice International Film Festival is one of the largest international festivals. Its 77th edition will be held in Venice, Italy in September this year. Previous lifetime achievement awardees include Hong Kong director John Woo.