Hark Tsui

Hark Tsui

producer, director, writer

Hark Tsui was born on Feb 15, 1950 in Vietnam]. Hark Tsui's big-screen debut came with The Butterfly Murders directed by Hark Tsui in 1979. Hark Tsui is known for Iron Monkey directed by Woo-Ping Yuen, Rongguang Yu stars as Dr. Yang and Donnie Yen as Wong Kei-Ying. Hark Tsui has got 32 awards and 52 nominations so far. The most recent award Hark Tsui achieved is BRICS Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Hark Tsui plays is Septet: The Story of Hong Kong which will be released on Jul 28, 2022.

Tsui Hark recently became the fourth Chinese film director to join the board of judges for the 57th Cannes Film Festival in the feature films category this year.An internationally acclaimed visionary director, Tsui started making experimental movies with 8mm film when he was only 13. After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin, majoring in film, he returned to Hong Kong in 1977 and landed a job working in television. In 1979 he directed his film debut, Butterfly Murders (1979). It raised a lot of attention, and was hailed by many as the start of a new wave in Hong Kong cinema. After making numerous critically and successful films, he co-founded his own production house, Film Workshop, with his wife, Nansun Shi, in 1984. Although the company was intended to be contemporary, it went on to become one of the most successful production companies in Hong Kong, having produced such classics of Hong Kong cinema as _Sinnui yauwan (1987)_ and Le syndicat du crime (1986), which was directed by John Woo and starred the amazing Chow Yun-Fat.Considered the master of kung-fu action films, Tsui Hark's Siu ngo gong woo (1990), _Xiao ao jiang hu zhi dong fang bu bai (1991)_, L'auberge du dragon (1992) and Il était une fois en Chine (1991) created a new era and standard for the "wuxia" genre that has now become a trend in filmmaking.

  • Birthday

    Feb 15, 1950
  • Place of Birth

    Saigon, Vietnam [now Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam]

Known For


32 wins & 52 nominations

BRICS Film Festival
Best Film
Winner - Jury Prize
Beijing Student Film Festival
Best Director
Winner - Jury Award
Favorite Director
Winner - Students' Choice Award
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