Mabel Cheung is a film director from Hong Kong. She is one of the leading directors in Hong Kong cinema. Elected “Freshman’s Queen” when she was studying undergrad at the University of Hong Kong, she was also an avid sportswoman representing Lady Ho Tung Hall and HKU. Cheung is known for working with the migration issues of Hongkongers and overseas Chinese, especially before the 1997 handover of Hong Kong.
Her films include the “migration trilogy”: Illegal Immigrant (1985), An Autumn’s Tale (1987) and Eight Taels of Gold (1989). The Soong Sisters (1997) marks another peak of her filming career. All four films were made in collaboration with writer Alex Law.