GenreComedy, Drama ScreenplayChan Man Keung WriterMan Keung Chan LanguageCantonese
Release date4 May 1995 (1995-05-04) CastJosephine Siao (May Sun), Roy Chiao (Lin Sun), Law Kar-Ying (Bing Sun), Sin Hung Tam, May Law Koon-Lan, Patricia Chong Jing-Yee Similar moviesRelated Ann Hui movies
Otomo yoshihide summer snow ost full album
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. The film was selected as the Hong Kong entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 68th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Summer Snow tells the story of the relationship between a widower with Alzheimer's disease and his daughter-in-law, May Sun, 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.
Josephine Siao as May Sun
Roy Chiao as Lin Sun
Law Kar-ying as Bing Sun
Allen Ting as Allen Sun
Koon-Lan Law as Lan Sun
Ping Ha as Mrs. Han
Shun Lau as Mr. Lo
Ching Yee Chong as Carrie Chin (Daughter-In-Law)
Gin Tsang as Janice
Sin Hung Tam as Ying Sun (Bing's Mother)
Ann Hui as Neighbour
Fai Chow as Bing's Brother
Stephen Fung as Cannon
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. 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.