Critics’ favourite Kara Hui recently dedicated her Best Actress win to her late mother, who passed away back in December last year.

As reported on Mingpao, the actress, who won the award at the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards for her role as a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease in “Happiness”, shared that she made the movie because of her mother, who was known to suffer the same ailment back when she was still alive.

“My mother had Alzheimer’s for almost 20 years. When I made the movie, she was already bedridden and paralysed. I hope that through this movie, many people would pay more attention to the disease,” she said.

Kara, who won Best Actress for the third time, continued, “This time [the award] is for my mother. I hope I didn’t disappoint her and I hope I have brought glory to the Hui family.”

“I really hope Mother could say that she is ‘proud of me’,” she added.

Kara also thanked the production team, including director Andy Lo, co-star Carlos Chan, and Emperor Motion Pictures’ Albert Yeung, the latter whom Kara thanked for his willingness to make a movie with no commercial value.

In addition to it being her third Best Actress win at the HKFA, Kara has also won HKFA’s Best Supporting Actress award for her role in “Rigor Mortis” in 2014.

(Photo Source: Mingpao.com)