Yim Ho Biography

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YIM HO

After learning his craft at the London Film School, this China native has focused most of his time working behind the camera, but made the occasional appearance onscreen as well.

Making his first film in 1978, he spent his next 10 years acting solely as a director.

His fourth film, Homecoming (Sishui liunian) landed him his first award nomination for Best Director from the Hong Kong Film Awards.

This was followed closely by Red Dust, which garnered him two more nominations from the Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay.

Not only did this film mark his screenplay debut, but he also took a turn in front of the camera for a change, playing Yueh-Feng's boyfriend.

His next project, The King of Chess (Kei Wong) (1991) found him writing, directing and even starring.

But the film ended his winning streak, so Ho returned to the director's chair, and did not return to act again.

His next three films (two of which he wrote and produced) earned him more awards and nominations from a number of different festivals.

For the start of the new millennium, Ho has commenced with a more western approach, working with American actor Willem Dafoe in Pavilion of Women.

Besides his work in film, Ho also writes prose poetry and has published at least two collections of his work.

Filmography (director):

Butterfly Effects (2000)
Pavilion of Women(2000)
Kitchen / Wo ai chu fang (1997)
The Sun Has Ears / Taiyang You Er (1996)
The Day the Sun Turned Cold / Tianguo niezi (1994)
The King of Chess / Kei Wong (1991)
Red Dust / Gungun hongchen (1990)
Buddah's Lock / Tian pu sa (1987)
Homecoming / Sishui liunian (1984)
Wedding Bells, Wedding Bells / Gong zi jiao (1981)
The Happenings / Ye che (1980)
The Extras / Ka le fei (1978)

Filmography (writer):

Kitchen / Wo ai chu fang (1997)
The Day the Sun Turned Cold / Tianguo niezi (1994)
The King of Chess / Kei Wong (1991)
Red Dust / Gungun hongchen (1990)

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