Ann Hui

1947 - Today

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Ann Hui On-wah, (Chinese: 許鞍華; born 23 May 1947) is a film director, producer, screenwriter and actress from Hong Kong who is one of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers of the Hong Kong New Wave. She is known for her films about social issues in Hong Kong which include: literary adaptations, martial arts, semi-autobiographical works, women's issues, social phenomena, political changes, and thrillers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ann Hui has received more than 252,107 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Ann Hui is the 593rd most popular film director (up from 620th in 2019), the 729th most popular biography from China (down from 692nd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Chinese Film Director.

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  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.66

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Ann Huis by language

Over the past year Ann Hui has had the most page views in the with 63,378 views, followed by English (33,470), and Japanese (3,734). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (100.83%), Catalan (88.69%), and Egyptian Arabic (85.29%)


Among film directors, Ann Hui ranks 593 out of 2,041Before her are Fatih Akin, Asghar Farhadi, Norman Taurog, Norman McLaren, Nicolas Roeg, and Jerome Robbins. After her are Avi Arad, Yakov Protazanov, Robert Rodriguez, Grigory Chukhray, Albert Lamorisse, and Christopher Doyle.

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Among people born in 1947, Ann Hui ranks 276Before her are Carlos Lopes, David Chiang, Jean Echenoz, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein, and Joe Morton. After her are Adam Cheng, Martin Winterkorn, Michael McKean, Ron Rivest, Mick Box, and Viktor Yerofeyev.

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In China

Among people born in China, Ann Hui ranks 729 out of 1,610Before her are Andrew Yao (1946), Faye Wong (1969), Nicholas Poppe (1897), Shi Lang (1621), Yang Liwei (1965), and Thonmi Sambhota (618). After her are Jin of Xia (null), Wang Bo (650), Bai Ling (1966), Jiong of Xia (null), Zeng Gong (1019), and Lei Jun (1969).


Among film directors born in China, Ann Hui ranks 10Before her are Terence Young (1915), Yuen Woo-ping (1945), Chen Kaige (1952), Edward Yang (1947), Lo Wei (1918), and King Hu (1932). After her are Xie Jin (1923), James Wong Howe (1899), Tian Zhuangzhuang (1952), Cai Chusheng (1906), Jia Zhangke (1970), and Li Han-hsiang (1926).