La Frances Hui is Film Curator at Asia Society New York. She has curated film series featuring contemporary Chinese documentary and fiction films, New Wave Japanese cinema, Japanese documentaries, Thai cinema, and Iranian cinema. She has also curated film director retrospectives featuring Tsai Ming-Liang, Jafar Panahi, and Shohei Imamura. Hui regularly leads on-stage conversations with major film artists including Jia Zhangke, Ang Lee, Jackie Chan, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Tsai Ming-Liang, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, John Woo, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

Hui was the Co-curator of the 2013 Asian American International Film Festival (New York). She also curated a series of independent Chinese documentaries for Film Southasia (Kathmandu). Her writings on film have been published by Cinevue (Asian CineVision) and The Margins (Asian American Writers’ Workshop). Hui was a Committee Member of the Margaret Mead Film Festival and has served on the juries for the South Asian International Film Festival and the New York Indian Film Festival. Additionally, she has been invited to speak at The Museum of Modern Art, New York University, Queens College, Stony Brook University, Taipei National University of the Arts, China Institute, and CUNY-TV.

Last Updated: May 2, 2014



Hong Kong Documentary Explores the Roots of Dissent

La Frances Hui
To many observers, Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Movement”—thousands of students and other citizens in the streets demanding to choose their own political leaders—seemed to unfurl, fully formed, out of nowhere. Residents of the former colony were supposed...



China Through An Independent Lens

La Frances Hui
Chinese documentaries have gained global attention in the past decade or so, thanks partly to the creative originality of young filmmakers and partly to a rapidly changing China that fascinates viewers from around the world. Wang Bing’s nine-hour...

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A young woman, Ah Qun, has gone where few right-minded human beings would dare go: a heavily guarded mental institution. She is on a mission to track down a mysterious man she spotted the night before who bravely confronted a spooky ghost. But as soon as she enters the compound, she is stopped by a guard. Just when her quest seems finished, the...

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