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Postby Young Master » Wed May 09, 2007 1:06 am

Please name female directors that have a minimum of 3 movies directed in their filmography..
And I add them to the list below. Thanks!

The list this far:

Alice Wang
Ann Hui
Angela Mak
Barbara Wong
Carol Lai Miu-Suet
Clara Law
Cecille Tong
Go Bo-Shu
Lee Yuk-jan
Li Shao-Hong
Mabel Cheung
Ning Ying
Pearl Cheung
Peng Xiao-Lian
Rachel Shin/Zen
Sylvia Chang
Teresa Woo San
Wong Hiu-Wai (Wang Haowei)
Xu Jing-Lei
Yang Chia-Yun
Zero Chou Mei-Ling
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Postby calros » Wed May 09, 2007 5:09 pm

Alice Wang (Karate Girls, Aunt Tiger, Love and Courage)
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Postby Young Master » Wed May 09, 2007 5:21 pm

Added to the list, thanks! :)
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Postby dleedlee » Wed May 09, 2007 6:47 pm

Rachel Shin/Zen
Xu Jinglei - My Father and I is also missing.
Peng Xiaolian should be but her filmography is incomplete.
Li Shaohong - ditto- oops you have her listed
Ning Ying - ditto
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Postby Young Master » Wed May 09, 2007 8:09 pm

Great, 4 more! (added) :) Thanks!
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Postby Young Master » Wed May 09, 2007 8:19 pm

Updated the list with Mabel Cheung and Yan Yan Mak!
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Postby Mike Thomason » Sun May 13, 2007 5:54 am

Young Master wrote:...Yan Yan Mak!


What else has Ms Mak directed, apart from Ge Ge and Butterfly?
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Postby Young Master » Sun May 13, 2007 10:57 am

What else has Ms Mak directed, apart from Ge Ge and Butterfly?


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Postby Mike Thomason » Sun May 13, 2007 12:06 pm

Young Master wrote:
What else has Ms Mak directed, apart from Ge Ge and Butterfly?


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But it's still not a feature film, is it? It's a short made for television re-edited to just over 60m -- which equates it to "feature length" in film speak, but still doesn't make it a "film" due to its television origins. Ah well, each to their own (set of beliefs)... :wink:
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Postby Young Master » Sun May 13, 2007 3:17 pm

Yeah.. not sure if she should qualify to be in the list with that movie after all. (removed) Thanks! :)
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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Sun May 13, 2007 6:44 pm

Yeah.. not sure if she should qualify to be in the list with that movie after all. (removed) Thanks!


Well, now I'm intrigued about the purpose of the criteria for this list. :? I realize the original post does specify female directors with three films, but why three films, in particular? Obviously, a female director with only one film under her belt is still a director (hell, even the TV episode qualifies as "direction"), so I'm curious to know why we're looking for triple-play ladies only?
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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Sun May 13, 2007 6:45 pm

Brian Thibodeau wrote:
Yeah.. not sure if she should qualify to be in the list with that movie after all. (removed) Thanks!


Well, now I'm intrigued about the purpose of the criteria for this list. :? I realize the original post does specify female directors with three films, but why three films, in particular? Obviously, a female director with only one film under her belt is still a director (hell, even the TV episode qualifies as "direction"), so I'm genuinesly curious to know why you're looking for triple-play ladies only? Is there a club? :D
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Postby Young Master » Sun May 13, 2007 10:14 pm

Well, now I'm intrigued about the purpose of the criteria for this list. I realize the original post does specify female directors with three films, but why three films, in particular? Obviously, a female director with only one film under her belt is still a director (hell, even the TV episode qualifies as "direction"), so I'm genuinesly curious to know why you're looking for triple-play ladies only? Is there a club?


Hehe, no there's no club :wink:, just that Im curious to see how many that actually reaches over that limit (approximately). Other female directors with only one or two movies directed (who perhaps have been working with something different as Yan Yan Mak for example) aren't discriminated even if they might have a great experience in their profession.
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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:58 pm

Probably far too late for this:

Lee Yuk-jan
http://hkmdb.com/db/people/view.mhtml?i ... ay_set=eng

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Postby Young Master » Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:53 pm

Never too late Brian, thanks :) Please let me know when you know someone more that can be added. There are now 19 directors in the list!
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Re: Female directors!

Postby Brian Thibodeau » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:48 pm

I realize that this is a fairly dead topic some two years later, but I just stumbled across a couple more female directors via the rotating posters on the main page, in this case a 1983 movie called I DO!.

However, these ladies, like others mentioned in this thread, don't quite qualify for the three-films rule, but since the rule was rather arbitrary in the first place (along with the "debate" it engendered above), I figured these ladies might deserve some credit for being able to helm more than one picture.

Annette Sam Yuet-ming (1-and-1/3 movies)
http://hkmdb.com/db/people/view.mhtml?i ... ay_set=eng

Angela Mak Leng-chi (2-and-1/3 movies; technically this means she worked on three films)
http://hkmdb.com/db/people/view.mhtml?i ... ay_set=eng

Their codirector on I DO!, Hilda Chan Chuk-chiu, only has 1/3 of that picture to her credit, but that still makes here a director! :lol:

Honestly, though, I'd love to see a list of ALL female Hong Kong directors, regardless of how many pictures they've done. Is their any way of searching such things in the DB?

Perhaps the original list can be upgraded to include directors with one or two pictures to their credit? If anyone's even interested anymore that is . . . :)
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Re: Female directors!

Postby dleedlee » Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:33 pm

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Re: Female directors!

Postby Brian Thibodeau » Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:21 pm

Lily Lau Lap-lap:
http://hkmdb.com/db/people/view.mhtml?i ... ay_set=eng

(mostly Taiwanese pictures, so hopefully that falls under Young Master's umbrella here! Is he even around anymore? :? )
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