Summer Snow (M+ Screenings: The Film Life of Ann Hui)
May (Josephine Siao) is a typical Hong Kong housewife: she has her hands full with domestic chores and also works as an assistant to the director of a trading company. After the death of her mother-in-law (Tam Sin-hung), May brings her father-in-law (Roy Chiao) to live with her family. She soon realises that he suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and recognises no one but her. Caring for him keeps May on her feet, and on her toes. As she tries to find enjoyment in this new role as a caregiver, her father-in-law surprises her with sparks of enlightenment. Summer Snow marks Ann Hui’s mid-career return to form; the film received six awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards, and Josephine Siao was named Best Actress at the Berlinale for her performance.
* Post-screening talk with Geoffrey Wong (Film critic) and Jupiter Wong (Assistant director). Conducted in Cantonese.
Josephine Siao, Roy Chiao, Tam Sin-hung