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Anita and Macy, who used to be lovers once, happen to come across at a maternity counseling program. Anita is pregnant from the first date with a nineteen year old boy Mike, while Macy, a lawyer, is pregnant with Robert who is her client in a divorce suit. Mike and Robert are eager to help the deliveries, but Anita and Macy cannot decide what to choose between abortion and childbirth.
When reality is hard to believe, we say that it is a like a movie, but here we have a real story that seems more fictional than a film. Ann HUI’s All about Love is a film based on the actual story of a lesbian couple who reunited as if by fate. Macy and Anita run into each other again at a counseling course for expectant mothers after 16 years. They had convinced themselves that they were bisexual after their break-up, and fall for each other again madly as if to fulfill the love that they had not been able to complete despite the fact that they are both now pregnant. The two protagonists, their lesbian friends, and the men they had one night stands with all come together to pose the pan-sexual question encompassing heterosexuals, homosexuals, and bisexuals. Bisexuals who are considered ‘gray elements’ conflict with homosexuals who have an insular attitude, while single or married women in their pregnancy compete with the family structure of lesbians and the economic power of women. The ending of the film with diverse sexualities and sexual discrimination resulting in an alternative family community seems like a fantasy that is realistically feasible. What makes All about Loveeven more impressive is the energy of Ann HUI, who continues to probe into contemporary social issues. 30 years after having led the Hong Kong ‘New Wave’ since her debut in 1979, she is still pumping out the ‘new wave’ of Hong Kong in the 21st Century. (LEE Hyuk-sang)
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Ann HUI was born in 1947 in Liaoning, China. HUI completed a course on film in the UK and returned to Hong Kong. She was an assistant to King HU who was a master of Chinese martial arts films. She made a debut as a film director with The Secret (1979). To date, she has directed more than twenty feature films, winning numerous awards for herself and the leading actors, including the Silver Bear Award for Best Actress for Josephine SIAO in Summer Snow in 1996 Berlin International Film Festival. She directed Postmodern Life of My Aunt (2007), Night and Fog (2009) and many others.