Mabel Cheung’s filmmaking career started in the 1980’s with critically acclaimed “migration trilogy”: Illegal Immigrant (1985, directorial debut), An Autumn’s Tale (1987) and Eight Taels of Gold (1989). Two of her most renowned films, The Soong Sisters (1997) and City of Glass (1998) marked another peak of her career. These films are packed with the realities of life of Hongkongers, interlaced with romance, heartbreak and joy. Cheung’s work not only spans decades, but demonstrates mastery across film directing, producing and scriptwriting. Cheung has also been very active at her alma mater Hong Kong University, where she has for many years given generously of her time as a mentor to students and to help foster Hong Kong’s next-generation filmmakers.