All About Love (2010 film)

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All About Love
All About Love 2010 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAnn Hui
Produced by
Screenplay byYang Yeeshan
Music byAnthony Chue
CinematographyCharlie Lam
Edited by
  • Chan Chi-wai
  • Eric Kong Chi-leung
Class Limited
Distributed byMega-Vision Pictures
Release date
  • 11 August 2010 (2010-08-11) (Hong Kong Summer International Film Festival)
  • 26 August 2010 (2010-08-26) (Hong Kong)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryHong Kong

All About Love (得閒炒飯 De xian chao fan) is a 2010 Hong Kong film directed and produced by Ann Hui. Based on a true story, the plot concerns two lesbians who had been lovers in the past and meet again years later in a counseling session for expectant mothers.[1] Hui said in an interview that initially "There were no investors" for the film because the subject of same-sex relationships was banned in China, and the Hong Kong film industry relied on the Chinese market.[1]

Ms. Hui, a graduate of the London Film School,[2] described the film as "serious...but it is also very commercial," adding that "Sometimes it is better to make serious issues more acceptable to audiences, by making it a comedy and having big stars so that people will come watch the movie."[3]



All About Love had its world premiere at the Hong Kong Summer International Film Festival on 11 August 2010;[4][5] followed by theatrical release on 26 August 2010.[6]

Its international premiere was held at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival on 13 September 2010.[7][8][9] It was screened by the Denver Film Society at the 2011 Cinema Q Film Festival,[10] and by the San Francisco Film Society in the inauguration of its "Hong Kong Cinema Series" festival in 2011.[11]


List of accolades
Award / Film Festival Date Category Recipient / Nominee Result Ref(s)
Asian Film Festival Reggio Emilia
Best Actress Sandra Ng Won [12][13]


  1. ^ a b Philbrick, Jami (22 October 2010). "Exclusive: Director Ann Hui Talks All About Love". MovieWeb. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Hui, Ann". Hong Kong Women Filmmakers. 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  3. ^ Seno, Alexandra A. (3 September 2010). "Hong Kong: A Love Story". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  4. ^ Fung, Lynn (9 August 2010). "HK Summer Film Fest: Top 5 Movies". Hong Kong Tatler. Edipresse Media Asia Limited. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Vivian Chow's comeback film premieres in HK". State Council Information Office. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  6. ^ shixisheng (21 July 2010). "'All about Love' Releases First Trailer". China Radio International. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Toronto 2010 full lineups announced: Contemporary World Cinema and Discovery". Screen Daily. 23 August 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  8. ^ Knegt, Peter (9 September 2010). "TIFF List 2010: The Complete Toronto Film Festival Lineup". IndieWire. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  9. ^ Simon, Alissa (16 September 2010). "All About Love". Variety. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  10. ^ "All About Love". Denver Film Society. 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  11. ^ Hartzell, Adam (22 September 2011). "SFFS's Hong Kong Cinema Series Brings Fan Fare to New Screen". SF360. San Francisco Film Society. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  12. ^ Huy, Phan Quoc (25 June 2011). "Sandra Ng wins an unexpected Best Actress". Entertainment 24h. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Asian Film Festival, Reggio Emilia" (PDF). Cineforum Robert Bresson. June 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2018.

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