Yim Ho

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Yim Ho
Born1952 (age 66–67)
Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Director
1985 Homecoming

Golden Horse AwardsBest Director
1990 Red Dust

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese嚴浩
Simplified Chinese严浩

Yim Ho (Chinese:嚴浩) is a Hong Kong director most active the 1980s, and a leader of the Hong Kong New Wave.

He began his career in television production making television programs for RTHK, then became a film director in 1980.

One of his most critically acclaimed work was Homecoming (1984). This film was different from other films of that period in that it presents certain emotions and sympathies towards the relationship between Mainland China and Hong Kong (the Sino-British Joint Declaration was signed the same year Homecoming was released).

The film brings together two very well known actresses, Josephine Koo and Siqin Gaowa. Anita Mui's theme song with the same title as the film has also been a popular cantopop song.

Ho's son Linq Yim (Chinese:严艺之, otherwise known as 嚴羚) is an actor, musician, and director who acted in Ho's 2005 film "A West Lake Moment", in addition to composing its original soundtrack.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Hong Kong Film Awards

  • 1985 Best Director award for Homecoming[3]
  • 1991 Best Director nomination for Red Dust[4]
  • 1991 Best Screenplay nomination for Red Dust[4]
  • 1996 Best Director nomination for The Day the Sun Turned Cold[5]

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards

  • 1990 Best Director award for Red Dust
  • 1990 Best Film award for Red Dust
  • 2004 Best Screenplay nomination for A Lake Moment

Berlin International Film Festival

  • 1996 Silver Bear award for The Sun Has Ears[1]
  • 1996 FIPRESCI prize for The Sun Has Ears
  • 1996 Golden Bear nomination for The Sun Has Ears
  • 1997 Golden Bear nomination for Kitchen

Tokyo International Film Festival

  • 1994 Best Film award for The Day the Sun Turned Cold
  • 1994 Best Director award for The Day the Sun Turned Cold

Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival

  • 1997 Best of Puchon for Kitchen

Chicago International Film Festival

  • 1997 Gold Hugo nomination for Kitchen


  1. ^ a b "Berlinale: 1996 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-02.
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1997 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  3. ^ 第四屆香港電影金像獎得獎名單 (in Chinese). Hong Kong Film Awards. Retrieved 2010-03-03.
  4. ^ a b 第十屆香港電影金像獎得獎名單 (in Chinese). Hong Kong Film Awards. Retrieved 2010-03-03.
  5. ^ 第十五屆香港電影金像獎得獎名單 (in Chinese). Hong Kong Film Awards. Retrieved 2010-03-03.

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