The Hong Kong Directors’ Guild named Ann Hui Best Director in an awards ceremony Thursday night for her war biopic "The Golden Era."
The picture also won the Best Film and Best Actress prizes, the latter going to star Tang Wei. "The Golden Era" was Hong Kong’s 2015 Oscar submission for the foreign-language-film category.
It centers on the woman writer Xiao Hong, who wrote short stories, memoirs, and journalistic accounts of Japanese imperialism in China. She died in 1942 at the age of 30.