Just Like Weather concerns a young Hong Kong married couple, played by Christine Li and Chan Hung-Lin. They emigrate to the US, hoping for a better life. Any such hopes are dampened by the couple’s realization that America is not necessarily the land of opportunity that they’d been led to believe. —Hal Erickson, Rovi
Allen Fong Yuk Ping was born in 1947, the year of the pig. Ann Hui, Edward Yang and Hou Xiao Xian (Hou Hsiao Hsien) were born in the same year. They all belong to a generation which has a passion for cinema and have devoted their lives to making ,quality’ films.
Allen studied in the USA for five years in the 1970’s and earned his degree from the University of Southern California Cinema School. He returned to Hong Kong and joined the TV station RTHK (Radio Television Hong Kong).
In the 1980s he became a freelance filmmaker. He has made five films and more than 20 TV features, all of them documentary-style films, closely related to real life. His latest film A little Life Opera is the first film he has made in mainland China. Many of his films have won awards, including Best Director from the Hong Kong Academy awards. —Berlin Festival