Summer Snow (film)

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Summer Snow
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Directed by Ann Hui
Produced by Ann Hui
Written by Man Keung Chan
Starring Roy Chiao
Josephine Siao
Music by Yoshihide Otomo
Cinematography Pin Bing Lee
Edited by Yee Shun Wong
Distributed by Daiei Motion Picture Company
Toko-Tokuma
Release date(s)
  • 4 May 1995 (1995-05-04)
Running time 100 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HKD 14,000,000 (Hong Kong)

Summer Snow (Chinese: 女人四十, Cantonese: Loey Yen Sei Seup, Mandarin: Nu ren si shi, also known as Woman, Forty) is a 1995 Hong Kong comedy-drama film directed by Ann Hui. It stars Josephine Siao and Roy Chiao in leading roles.

Plot[edit]

Summer Snow tells the story of the relationship between a widower with Alzheimer's disease and his daughter-in-law, May Sun,[1] who is a housewife in her forties trying cope with the upheavals in her family. Her supportive mother-in-law has just died and her husband, who is a driving test examiner, is not giving her the support.

Cast[edit]

Awards[edit]

In 1995, Summer Snow won four Golden Horse Awards at the Golden Horse Film Festival and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and Silver Berlin Bear at the 45th Berlin International Film Festival. Josephine Siao also won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at Berlin.[2] The following year it won the Grand Prix at the Créteil International Women's Film Festival, several Golden Bauhinia Awards, several Hong Kong Film Awards and the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actress and Best Film.[3]

1st Golden Bauhinia Awards

  • Won: Best Film
  • Won: Best Director (Ann Hui)
  • Won: Best Actor (Roy Chiao)
  • Won: Best Actress (Josephine Siao)
  • Won: Best Supporting Actor (Law Kar-Ying)
  • Won: Best Screenplay (Chan Man-Keung)

32nd Golden Horse Awards

  • Won: Best Film
  • Won: Best Actress (Josephine Siao)
  • Won: Best Supporting Actor (Law Kar-Ying)
  • Won: Best Cinematography (Lee Pin-Bing)
  • Nominated: Best Director (Ann Hui)

15th Hong Kong Film Awards

  • Won: Best Film
  • Won: Best Director (Ann Hui)
  • Won: Best Actor (Roy Chiao)
  • Won: Best Actress (Josephine Siao)
  • Won: Best Supporting Actor (Law Kar-Ying)
  • Won: Best Screenplay (Chan Man-Keung)
  • Nominated: Best Art Direction (Wong Yank)
  • Nominated: Best Film Editing (Wong Yee Shun)
  • Nominated: Best New Performer (Allen Ting)
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actress (Law Koon-Lan)

2nd Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards

  • Won: Best Film
  • Won: Best Actress (Josephine Siao)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brennan, Sandra. "Plot Synopsis". Allmovie. Retrieved 2007-12-29. 
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1995 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  3. ^ "Awards for Nu ren si shi". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-12-29. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Vive L'Amour
Golden Horse Awards for Best Film
1995
Succeeded by
In the Heat of the Sun
Preceded by
Ashes of Time
Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Film
1995
Succeeded by
Comrades, Almost a Love Story
Preceded by
Chungking Express
Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Film
1996
Succeeded by
Comrades, Almost a Love Story
Preceded by
None
Golden Bauhinia Awards for Best Film
1996
Succeeded by
Comrades, Almost a Love Story